Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

The Carroll County SECAC is a committee established by Carroll County Public Schools to seek meaningful input from parents, community partners, service providers, educators, and administrators on local issues about the achievement of students with disabilities.  This collaboration enables the director of special education to make positive changes in the delivery of special education services.  If you have concerns and desire to bring about positive change please consider becoming an active member in this constructive process.  For information on meetings, see below.  The CCPS SECAC now has the ability to broadcast meetings.  To watch the meetings, use the Video on Demand link under the presentation tab for the meeting. 


The following SECAC events have been canceled: 

  • Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
  • SECAC Awards Night scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th, 2020




Executive Board
Chair - Jill Wagoner

Vice-Chair - Rosemary Kitzinger

Secretary - Susan Rodriguez

Treasurer - Heather Zujkowski


We have begun the planning process for the 2020-2021 school year.  As part of that planning, we need to elect our SECAC Executive Committee members for the upcoming school year.  As part of the process, we are now accepting nominations for the following positions.  Interested persons may nominate themselves or a member of the committee many nominate another interested person.  There is no perquisite requirements to serve as an member of the Executive Committee.  All Executive Committee members will serve a one-year term. 


We are accepting nominations for the following positions.    

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Treasurer


Click here for a list of the responsibilities for each position.  Please note that the SECAC bylaws are currently in the process of being revised and the responsibilities may change once the bylaws are finalized.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please contact Mr. Michael Johnson at fireguy926@gmail.com.  Mr. Johnson will confirm with anyone nominated to ensure they are interested in running for the position.  A ballot will then be developed and voting will take place at the April 2nd, 2020 SECAC meeting (9:30 start).  Nominations will be accepted up to the April 2nd meeting.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Jill Wagoner, our current SECAC Chair or Mr. Nick Shockney, our Director of Special Education, if you have any questions.     


Resource Fair!!!

March 9,  2020

6:00-7:30 pm

Winters Mill HS



2019-2020 SECAC Calendar


Date and Location Topic and Speaker Documents
October 17, 6 p.m. at the Arc of Carroll County IEPs with Bob Berlowfrom Disability Rights Maryland


Director's Updates

Meeting Minutes


December 5, 9:30 a.m. at the Arc of Carroll County

Slowing Down the Snowball: Understanding the Misapplication of Behavior Intervention

Annie McLaughlin, Behavior Analyst

2019-2020 SECAC Flyer (please share with all interested)



February 6, 6 p.m. at the Arc of Carroll County

Childcare provided.  Please RVSP for childcare at garocka@carrollk12.org so we may ensure adequate coverage. 

TIES Grant

Director's Update

Family Support Network Events

Focus on Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia




March 9, 6:00 pm at Winters Mill High School

Vendor Fair  

April 2, 9:30 a.m. at the Arc of Carroll County

Transition to collegiate and other programs (panel)  

May 7, 2020, 6:00 pm at the Arc of Carroll County

(Childcare will be available.  Please RSVP to Garocka@carrollk12.org to ensure we have adequate adults to supervise.)