The Maryland Special Education State Advisory Committee (SESAC) is established in accordance with the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part B). The mission of the SESAC is to advise and assist the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services in administering, promoting, planning, coordinating, and improving the delivery of special education and related services to assure that all children with disabilities, three through 21 years of age, and their families have access to appropriate education and related services.
Click here for SESAC Bylaws.
Membership: The SESAC membership conforms to the requirements of federal and State regulations. The majority of the members shall be individuals with disabilities or parents of students, ages birth through 21, with disabilities.
SESAC Members (As of 6/18/12)
Parent - Mary Baskar, SESAC Chair (Baltimore County)
Parent - Rhonda Creecy (Harford County)
Parent - Sharon Glass (Carroll County)
Parent - Edna Johnston (Montgomery County)
Parent - Claudette LeBlanc (Baltimore County)
Parent - Amy Morales (Anne Arundel County)
Parent - Dawn Koplos (Anne Arundel County)
Parent - Marlo Lemon (Baltimore County)
Agency/Provider - Kelly Meissner, SESAC Co-Chair (Parents' Place of Maryland)
Agency/Provider - Rachel London, Esq., (Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council)
Agency/Provider - Howard "Andy" Anderson (Cecil County Public Schools)
Agency/Provider - Lorraine Costella (Goucher College)
Agency/Provider - Clara Floyd (Maryland State Teachers Association)
Agency/Provider - Dori Flynn (Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities - MANSEF)