Carol Quirk, Ed.D.

Director of Special Projects

Carol is one of the founders and former CEO of MCIE, having transitioned to Director of Special Projects in early 2023. As a national leader in inclusive education and systems change, she works with state education agencies, districts, and schools to build the capacity of educators to authentically include all learners in their school communities.  Prior to MCIE, Carol was the Executive Director of an adult services agency in Baltimore City, consultant to Philadelphia Public Schools, Early Intervention Specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education, Director of Technical Assistance for Early Intervention Programs in North Carolina, and special education teacher in Connecticut. Carol served on the Board of Directors for TASH, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, and was appointed to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2011 and 2012. She also served on the Executive Team for the SWIFT Center. She is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumna Award, the Top 100 Mid-Atlantic MBE Entrepreneurs, and the Brava! Award for Baltimore area executives who give to their community. Carol has brought MCIE’s practices to promote inclusive education to Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Kazakhstan, Australia, and Vietnam. She also serves as an advisor to Inclusion International.

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