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Citizens’ Advisory Committee

at Queen Anne's County Public Schools


The Queen Anne’s County Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee (SECAC) is committed to ensuring the provision of quality services to students with disabilities ages birth to 21 by working collaboratively with families, community, school staff, and other professionals to provide a forum to discuss issues related to and advocate for positive changes in special education in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. 

Officers for the 2021 – 2022 School Year

Committee Chair:  Tionah Glover

Committee Co-Chair: Mandy Landon

Secretary:  Vacant

Treasurer: Vacant 
Please contact Mandy Landon at to apply for a vacant position!

SECAC Membership

New members are always welcome! Members may include:

  • Self-advocates (i.e. individuals with disabilities, including students)
  • Families of students with disabilities
  • Special Education and general education teachers 
  • Related service providers
  • The Office of Special Education and local school administrators
  • The Partners for Success Center
  • Disability and advocacy organizations/groups
  • Institutions of higher learning that prepare special education and related services personnel
  • Post-secondary, vocational, rehabilitative, community and/or business organizations concerned with the provision of education and transition services for students with disabilities

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to SECAC-sponsored workshops and seminars
  • Networking with other parents
  • Interactions directly with Department of Special Education senior personnel 
  • Education about State and County resources

SECAC Contact

To learn more or inquire about joining, please contact

2021 – 2022 SECAC Meeting Schedule

RSVPs for meetings are encouraged but not mandatory. CLICK HERE to RSVP.

November 16, 2021

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Topic: Mental Health

Positive Mental Health Tips for parents with children who have special education needs

Keynote Speaker: Stirling Ward and Megan Pinder

Join via Zoom

January 18, 2022

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Topic 1: Behavior (FBAs and BIPs)

What is Behavior Intervention? What is an FBA? BIP? Resources for Parents.

Keynote Speaker: Katie Peternel / Matthew Perry

Topic 2: Secondary Transition

What is Secondary Transition? DORS? DDA? Chesapeake College Disability Services

Keynote Speaker: Heather Maddy

Join via Zoom

March 15, 2022

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Topic: High School Diploma vs. Certificate of Completion

Parent Information Workshop: Differences between the requirements for Maryland State Assessment for a High School Diploma vs Certificate of Completion 

Keynote Speaker: Joeleen Smith 

Join via Zoom

May 17, 2022

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Topic: Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

Details TBA 

Keynote Speaker: TBA 

Join via Zoom