Special Education & Psychological Services

Through ongoing collaboration with our local and state stakeholders, including parents, staff and students, the Department of Special Education & Psychological Services serves FCPS by supporting systemic instructional programming focusing on eliminating the achievement gap, developing social competencies, nurturing independence, and preparing students with disabilities to become contributing members of a global society. 

Special Education Staffing Plan, FY 2017
Public comment is welcomed

Child Find Services

Child Find is the process for locating, evaluating, and identifying all children from birth through age 21 with special needs, whether or not they are currently enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools.

Parents of school-aged children who suspect that their child may have an educational disability should contact their community’s school.

If the child is younger than five, contact FCPS Child Find at (301) 644-5292.

All special education service delivery and classrooms are non-categorical as dictated by Maryland regulations. Students identified with any handicapping condition may be served in any of these settings or programs, depending on the nature and severity of their individual needs and their individualized education program. These classrooms are characterized by a high level of diversity and individualization, and utilize a wide variety of materials, strategies, and instructional programs to address students’ learning styles and needs.

Child Find Brochure: English
Child Find Brochure: Spanish

Partners for Success

Based at Rock Creek, this program serves parents and educational professionals of all Frederick County children and youth with disabilities from ages 3 through 21. For parents, Partners for Success offers individual consultation, an information and referral service, problem-solving assistance, training and support. For educators, the program provides information about disabilities and support for making accommodations for ¬students with special needs. Please call 240-236-8744 for more information.

Partners for Success Flyer: English
Partners for Success Flyer: Spanish


Michelle Concepcion
Director of Instruction and Student Performance

(301) 644-5281
Fax: (301) 644-5303

Carol Breeze
Director of Compliance

(301) 644-5281
Fax: (301) 644-5303

Linda Chambers
Supervisor of Compliance & 504

(301) 644-5289
Fax: (301) 644-5304

Ann Hammond
Supervisor of Psychological Services

(301) 696-6882
Fax: (301) 644-5304

Carol Breeze
Supervisor of Child Find and Speech Language Services

(301) 644-5268
Fax: (301) 644-5305

Carmen Working
Elementary Supervisor of Instructional Programs

(301) 644-5295
Fax: (301) 644-5304

Christie Flayhart
Secondary Supervisor of Instructional Programs

(301) 644-5295
Fax: (301) 644-5304

Amy L. Brooks
Coordinator of Interpreting Services

(301) 644-5192 or (301) 644-5191
Fax: (301) 644-4005

JoAnn O'Toole
Executive Secretary
(301) 644-5281
Fax: (301) 644-5303