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Department of Special Education

melissa charbonnetMrs. Melissa Charbonnet
Director of Special Education

301-475-5511 ext 32220

The Department of Special Education is responsible for providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities from birth through the age of 21 regardless of the severity of their disability. To the maximum extent appropriate, students receive instruction in the general education classroom with the necessary accommodations and adaptations provided by the general education and special education staff. St. Mary's County Public Schools provides a full continuum of services for students with disabilities with adherence to the requirements of serving students in their home schools and in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as determined by the student IEPs.

Primary Responsibilities

The Director of Special Education oversees the primary responsibilities of the department and works collaboratively with other departments to effectively provide services to students with disabilities. The Director of Special Education is responsible for developing and supporting specialized programs, monitoring compliance of IDEA, recruitment, retention and training of staff and responding to parent and school inquires and concerns.

Please refer to the following school assignment list. If parents have questions about their child's specific IEP, they are encouraged to contact the school administrator and/or IEP Chairperson. Parents may also contact the assigned Special Education Supervisor regarding their child's IEP implementation.

Please refer to the Program Descriptions link on the left side of this page for Department of Special Education programs and contact information within the Department of Special Education.

Department of Special Education Staffing Plan (2014.2015)

Please direct all comments and questions about the posted staffing plan to Ms. Melissa Charbonnet at mbcharbonnet@smcps.org

 


Honora Batelka  hkbatelka@smcps.org
301-475-5511 ext 32227

  • Great Mills High School
  • Spring Ride Middle School
  • Lexington Park ElementarySchool
  • Park Hall Elementary School
  • Ridge Elementary School

 

Marcie Hough mahough@smcps.org
301-475-5511 ext 32225

  • Chopticon High School
  • Margaret Brent Middle school
  • Esperenza Middle School
  • Dynard Elementary School
  • Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School

 

Cynthia Kilcoyne ckkilcoyne@smcps.org
301-475-5511 ext 32218

  • Birth to 5 Programming
  • Benjamin Banneker Elementary School
  • Green Holly Elementary School
  • Greenview Knolls Elementary School
  • Mechanicsville Elementary School

 

Carrie Smith cmsmith@smcps.org
301-475-5511 x32215

  • Chesapeake Public Charter
  • Evergreen Elementary School
  • George Washington Carver Elementary School
  • Oakville Elementary School
  • Town Creek Elementary School
  • White Marsh Elementary School

 

Wallace Roberts wdroberts@smcps.org
301-475-5511 ext 32211

  • Leonardtown High School
  • Fairlead I and II
  • Dr. James A. Forrest Career  And Technology Center
  • Leonardtown Middle School
  • Hollywood Elementary School
  • Leonardtown Elementary School
  • Piney Point Elementary School

 

Department Contact Information

23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: 301-475-5511 Ext. 32206
Fax: 301-475-2469