Contact Us!

Thank you for visiting the Early Childhood Gateway. If you would like to contact us, please refer to a specific MSDE directory, or use one of the phone numbers or email addresses below.



Early Intervention

Sandra Smothers
Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Specialist
Early Childhod Intervention and Education Branch
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
Maryland State Department of Education
ssmothers@msde.state.md.us
Phone: 410-767-0261 or 800-535-0182
Fax: 410-333-8165  



Early Childhood Tutorial and Early Childhood Community

Francesca Carpenter
Project Manager
Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education
carpenter@jhu.edu
Phone: 410.516.9848
Fax: 410.516.9818


Preschool Special Education

Nancy Vorobey
Section Chief, Prevention Initiative in Early Childhood
Early Childhood Intervention and Education Branch
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
Maryland State Department of Education
nvorobey@msde.state.md.us
Phone: 410-767-0261 or 800-535-0182
Fax: 410-333-8165

Valerie von Behren
Preschool Special Education Compliance Monitor
Early Childhood Intervention and Education Branch
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD  21201
vbehren@msde.state.md.us
Phone:  410-767-7800 (Direct line)
Fax: 410-333-8165