Special Education Strategic Plan Advisory Council
The goal of the Special Education Strategic Plan Advisory Council is to develop a statewide plan that addresses the delivery of special education within Delaware through a review of existing evidence and within the context of a representative stakeholder process.
All children with disabilities can reach their full potential through a student-centered, individualized education system using a collaborative and supportive model. By asking stakeholders to lead collaboration between schools, families, and communities, Delaware will create inclusive education to ensure student success and growth, and equity of special education and related services across Delaware.
October 2017: Strategic Plan
All meetings will be posted on the Delaware Public Calendar.Advisory Council Meetings:
- Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 8:30am - 3pm
Appoquinimink Board Room
Marion E. Proffitt Training Center
118 South Sixth Street
Odessa, DE 19730
Advisory Council members:
Co-chair - Dr. Michele Marinucci, Woodbridge School District
Co-chair - Bill Doolittle, Parent Advocate
Dafne Carnright, Autism Delaware
Edward Emmett, Positive Outcomes Charter School
Katheryn Herel, PIC of Delaware
Jon Cooper, Colonial School District
Kendall Massett, Delaware Charter School Rep.
Rep. Kim Williams, Legislator
Kristin Dwyer, DSEA
Kristin Pidgeon, Down Syndrome Association
Dr. Lisa Lawson, Brandywine School District
Mary Ann Mieczkowski, Department of Education
Dr. Sarah Celestin, Red Clay Consolidated School District
Dr. Vincent Winterling, Delaware Autism Program
Wendy Strauss, GACEC
Annalisa Ekbladh, University of Delaware CDS
Dr. John Marinucci, DASB
Sonya Lawrence, Parent Advocate
Teresa Avery, Autism Delaware
Laurie Kettle-Rivera, Delaware School for the Deaf
Mark Campano, Delaware Statewide Programs
Dr. Josette McCullough, Appoquinimink School District
Mondaria Batchelor, Woodbridge School District
Special Education Strategic Plan Goals:
To increase the success of students with disabilities by improving their ability to become active, valued, and participating members of their community, today and in the future
To have a highly engaged and effective workforce with appropriate values, skills, and knowledge for today - and tomorrow's - work.
Delivery Structure/ Systems
1) To make available the same array of evidence based practices and models of service deliveries regardless of a student's placement. 2) To modify delivery system to facilitate the achievement of other goals.
Parents / Families
To increase the engagement with parents and families as partners in collaboration to support their children at home and at school with access and knowledge of the resources they need.
To acquire more resources as needed and maximize the efficiency in use of our existing resources
Mary Ann Mieczkowski
To add, delete, and modify policies and regulations to support our current and future goals and objectives.
Mary Ann Mieczkowski
To increase the levels of support and collaboration through engagement and education.