DSE/EIS Assistant State Superintendent's Advisory Council

The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI/SES) is committed to providing leadership, support, and accountability for results to local school systems, public agencies, and stakeholders through a seamless, comprehensive system of coordinated services to children and students with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families.

To meet this commitment, the DEI/SES Assistant State Superintendent convenes an advisory council comprised of eight to nine local leaders from special education and early intervention systems in Maryland. These select leaders engage MSDE leadership in robust deliberations around State and local policy, and state and national issues that impact services and results for children and families in Maryland.

Through face-to-face and virtual forums, the Council provides consultation on performance support, compliance monitoring, and communication strategies to support local strategic implementation.

The Assistant State Superintendent's Advisory Council is the premier opportunity for transformative leaders from the local level to lend perspective to decision-making at the state level.

The Council does not hold public meetings. For more information, contact the DEI/SES.

Contact Information

Sheréa M. Makle
Communications Manager
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201


DEI/SES Assistant State Superintendent's Advisory Council Members (2017-Present)

Elizabeth Anthony, Director of Special Education, Caroline County Public Schools

Paula Boykin, Supervisor of Birth-5 Programs, Baltimore County Public Schools

Sarah Farr, Director of Special Education, Cecil County Public Schools

Christina Harris, Director of Special Education, Calvert County Public Schools

Bobbi Pedrick, Director of Special Education, Anne Arunel County Public Schools

Heather Raybold, Supervisor of Special Education, Garrett County Public Schools

Rae Ann Record, Supervisor of Special Education, Worcester County Public Schools

Mariam Robins, Coordinator of Special Education Programs Birth-5, Washington County Public Schools

Nicholas Shockney, Director of Special Education, Carroll County Public Schools