Welcome to CMSEC
The Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative (CMSEC) proudly provides educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to children, grades kindergarten through twelve. Our staff of over 180 full time dedicated employees serve over 500 students from school districts surrounding Worcester County.
The CMSEC was founded in 1975 by our member districts, Webster Public Schools and Worcester Public Schools, under the Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section E. Our mission is to provide cost effective solutions to public school districts that are seeking quality education for children in need of specialized services.
A member of the Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives (MOEC), the CMSEC strives to achieve excellence within the field of general and special education by creating school environments that are safe, nurturing, and therapeutic for the children we serve.
Message from new Executive Director ~October, 2013
As the new Executive Director of the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative, I want to express my sincere appreciation to the Board of Directors and Search Committee for their confidence in selecting me to lead CMSEC in fulfilling the vision of providing all students with the opportunity and support to reach the highest possible standard, achievement and level of independence.
In these first few weeks of my tenure, I have been increasingly impressed with the level of professionalism, compassion and dedication of all staff, and their commitment to supporting educational practices which lead to increased student success. My vision is to capitalize on the strengths within each program and collectively share what works best, along with a team effort of meeting program challenges together. There is no doubt in my mind, that CMSEC will be recognized as one of the best educational entities in Massachusetts as we build on our cohesive initiatives under the Collaborative umbrella. Thank you.
Mary A. Baker
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CMSEC Board Members
Dr. Barbara Malkas
Supt. Webster Public Schools
Dr. Melinda Boone
Supt. Worcester Public Schools