Lori is a Master's prepared Registered Nurse and the mother of three. Lori's youngest child is 16 and in a local adaptive life skills program. She is a consultant for nonpublic schools and facilities across the nation. Lori has written articles for Wrightslaw, NFPA and blog articles regarding Emergency and Evacuation Planning for students with disabilities and was the brain child for HB 1061 in MD that has now become law to ensure that students, staff and visitors with disabilities will not be left behind at the time of an emergency and will be evacuated with their peers. Lori is a Board member of the Arc MD and is currently completing her COPAA SEAT practicum with a special education attorney in Maryland.
Michelle brings over 20 years of teaching and practical experience in special education and related services. She has a B.S. in Middle School Education with an emphasis in Math, Social Studies, and English from the University of Missouri, St Louis. Michelle is married with three children. Her son, who is in high school, has a brain injury, autism,seizure disorder and anxiety.
A Florida Institute of Technology graduate (class of ’01) Beth Stolte has lived in Howard County for over a decade. Beth is a Systems Engineering contractor for NASA Goddard and has been working there for 14 years. She has two sons who attend elementary school in HCPSS, one who has been diagnosed with dysarthria, dysgraphia and motor planning issues. She has experience as a parent from Infants and Toddlers, RECC and the elementary school level, particularly in related services and their providers. It was from the stress of initially having to navigate the IEP process and concerns regarding services being removed from HCPSS that lead her to SECAC. Through the experience of getting great support for her son (who has a fantastic group of providers) Beth realized she had something to share with other parents/ guardians who may have not found the success they were looking for.
Camille Cranson is the newly elected member at large. Camille is the proud parent of three girls graduating from Howard County Schools in 2017, 2019, and 2030 respectively. Her daughter graduating in 2019 has severe mental illness and receives Special Education for her emotional disability. Camille holds a master's degree in Special Education and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Special Education Leadership. As a member of The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County, Camille actively advocates for families with educational concerns. Over the past 14 years, Camille has served as a teacher and/or administrator in special education programs from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Her depth of experience as both a certified regular and special education teacher, a special education district administrator in a large urban district, and a diagnostician make her uniquely qualified to make educationally appropriate recommendations on behalf of families in Howard County.
Governor Hogan and the Bill signing for House Bill 1061