Hello! Welcome to Special Education!
The Department of Special Education, in cooperation with the Department of Student Services and the Division of Curriculum and Instruction, provides special education and related services to students identified as eligible to receive services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. These services are designed to reflect the Queen Anne’s County Public School's (QACPS) commitment to ensure that every student demonstrates a commitment to high achievement and everyday excellence, possessing the skills and knowledge to empower them to thrive and continue to grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially in a rapidly changing, globally competitive society. Provision of special education services is a collaborative process between families, general and special educators, and related service providers, working together to ensure access to curriculum for all students with disabilities. QACPS staff strives to ensure a full educational opportunity for all students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
Special education is grounded in the belief that all students can and will learn. It is the responsibility of QACPS to provide appropriate learning experiences for all students, to recognize and understand the unique nature of each student, and to strive for the educational success of every student. Individual educational needs of students with disabilities will be provided in an inclusive setting to the maximum extent appropriate. The learning process occurs through the implementation of educational goals, objectives, and strategies that enable students with disabilities to achieve meaningful educational benefits.
Supervisor of Special Education
(410) 758-2403 ext.131
202 Chesterfield Avenue
Centreville, Maryland 21617
Administrative Assistant/Data Manager
Clinical Resource Specialist
(410) 758-2403 ext.179
Special Education Teacher Specialists
(410) 758-2403 ext. 260
Katie Peternel (BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst)
(410) 758 - 2403 ext.131
Matthew Perry, Behavior Specialist
(410) 758-2403 ext. 224
Infants and Toddlers
Dawn Fraser (Coordinator)
Partners for Success (Birth-21)