MARCH 28, 2019 (UMD, College Park) — Dr. Christy Tirrell-Corbin, Clinical Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) and Executive Director of the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) at the University of Maryland, has been appointed by Governor Hogan for a three-year term on the Maryland State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC).
A federal requirement for all states under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Council acts to ensure access to developmental and educational services is available to all children with disabilities, from birth through age 5, and their families.
The Council advises and assists Maryland in developing and implementing policies governing early childhood intervention and education system of services, as well as achieving full participation of public agencies. The Council also helps to identify any policy problems impeding service delivery and taking steps to resolve them accordingly.
Dr. Tirrell Corbin's work has been closely in line with the Council's mission, as she has been the principal investigator/project director on numerous evaluation projects, to include an Evaluation of Maryland’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant program, an Evaluation of the Birth to Five Service Delivery Models in Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education, and an Evaluation of the Efficacy of Maryland’s Family Engagement Framework.
Dr. Tirrell-Corbin will be taking an oath of office with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Annapolis to take her place on the Council. Please welcome us in congratulating her on this honorable achievement!