Frederick County Public Colleges has reorganized central office environment staffing for its unique instruction office and is choosing for a new cupboard-stage posture.
The district is looking for a person to fill a new posture known as “executive director for specific education and college student companies,” FCPS Deputy Superintendent Mike Markoe mentioned in an job interview Tuesday.
That man or woman will be a part of the cupboard of FCPS’ new superintendent, Cheryl Dyson, who began her tenure July 1. They will report to Markoe.
Previously, FCPS’ special education and learning applications were being overseen by Keith Harris, the district’s executive director of accelerating accomplishment and equity. Harris’ section also oversees FCPS’ applications for gifted and proficient students, English learners, and cultural proficiency.
Below the new organizational prepare, the district’s particular training directors, Linda Chambers and Troy Keller, will report to the new government director rather of to Harris.
FCPS’ college student providers director, Dana Falls, will also report to the new executive director, instead of to Markoe.
Pupil staff staff, school counselors, social workers and university psychologists slide below the umbrella of scholar services.
Markoe claimed he hopes the adjustments develop “cohesion and synergy” by housing the district’s scholar expert services and particular education departments below a person particular person.
“It would make a great deal of perception,” Markoe stated. “They overlap so a lot on the services that they supply to our learners and households.”
The district hopes to perform interviews for the new purpose in the following two months, Markoe said.
FCPS also not long ago hired 3 people today to provide as special education supervisors.
These positions have been planned considering the fact that early this year, when Markoe — who was then FCPS’ interim superintendent — introduced his encouraged budget for fiscal yr 2023.
Markoe reported he hoped the positions would offer “intensified support” and “additional oversight” to FCPS’ distinctive instruction packages, which came underneath scrutiny previous year when a U.S. Department of Justice report revealed the district was misusing seclusion and restraint towards learners with disabilities.
Stefanie Lavin and Lauren Regalia, who had been hired Aug. 1 as particular instruction supervisors, ended up earlier special training coordinators for FCPS, according to faculty board paperwork.
Shannon Pisculli, the other newly employed specific education and learning supervisor, was beforehand the coordinator of psychological well being expert services for Washington County Public Universities.