The Garrett County Board of Education voted on January 12, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to remain in the “red model” in which students are learning virtually. Students will begin transitioning back to in-person learning when the Garrett County metrics are at 5% or less positivity rate and 15 or less per 100,000 for 14 consecutive days.

Anyone with a question or concern may contact, and you will receive a response.

There have been 1,760 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 11.02%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 20.19.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.

Special Education

Special Education Staff

Special Education Staff:

  • Dr. Chelsie Manges, Interim Director of Special Education
301-334-7621 (fax)
  • Dawn Eichorn, Special Education Administrative Professional
301-334-7621 (fax)
  • Deneice Crites, Birth-Five/IEP Coordinator
301-334-7621 (fax)
  • Douglas Copeland, IEP Coordinator
301-334-7621 (fax)
  • Melissa Davis, IEP Coordinator
301-334-7621 (fax)
Melissa Davis, IEP Coordinator
  • Susie Henline, Transition/IEP Coordinator
301-334-7621 (fax)

Family Support Services

  • Babette Smith, Family Support Network and Preschool Partners
  • Sondra Tasker, Partners For Success