Your Child’s IEP: Be Positive, Proactive and Prepared

February 14, 2023

Episode 258

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Description: Marie McGarry, Special Education Advocate, shares tips for navigating the IEP process particularly during time of transition.


We'd like to thank HEB for making today's podcast possible. H‑E‑B Operation Appreciation is a companywide campaign created to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces — men and women who are H‑E‑B Partners and customers, friends, and family.


Show Notes:




Maire McGarry is an educator, military spouse, and a proud Mom to two military connected teens.  Marie was a classroom teacher for over 10 years, and she has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on literacy education from Lesley University in her home state of Massachusetts. Maire is one of MCEC’s own! She has worked for MCEC since 2017 as a member of Parent Support, the Webinar Team and is a current member of the Cross Training Team.

Marie became interested in advocacy work through her own experiences as a parent of a child with exceptional needs. Marie has completed Levels 2 and 3 of the COPAA Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) Program which included over 120 hours of classroom work and self-study hours as well as a 40-hour supervised practicum. She is currently working with families in the Northern Virginia area as a Special Education Advocate.


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