Chapel Hill Pediatric Psychology
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Margaret Maternowski, M.S.Ed.

Education Specialist

Margaret began consulting with CHPP after a 20-year career as an EC Program Facilitator in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. In this role, she assisted hundreds of families to navigate a complex educational system using a multi-faceted, creative approach, helping them to chart a path to success for their children. She has extensive knowledge of both NC and Federal laws that guide the IEP team processes and procedures and has facilitated countless IEP team meetings, consistently bringing team members to consensus.
Her most important contribution has been serving as an Advocate for the many students she has worked with throughout the years. She has assisted families with children in elementary school through high school with varying disabilities. As an Advocate, she is committed to ensuring that every student receives the appropriate and required services, interventions, and remediation so they can find their pathway to being a productive, happy, and contributing member of the community. For most children, adolescents, and young adults, this can occur in a traditional school setting, whereas others require an environment that is clinically focused to provide opportunities for academic achievement as well as physical and mental health. In an effort to find appropriate opportunities and support for students, she has toured many local charter schools, private schools, and therapeutic programs throughout NC and the United States.
She is a current Associate Member of IECA and NATSAP.
Before moving to Chapel Hill, she lived in Washington, DC, working as a law firm administrator for Steptoe and Johnson and in Baltimore, MD, working for the Baltimore County Schools as a special education teacher. I hold a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and an M.S.Ed. in Special Education from Duquesne University.