Today the Board of Education of Frederick County held a meeting to elect officers for the coming year. Brad W. Young was re-elected BOE president, and April Fleming Miller was elected vice president.
Mr. Young has served on the Board since December 2010, serving as president of the Board from December 2010-2011, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and now through December 2018. A graduate of Governor Thomas Johnson High, Mr. Young earned an associate’s degree in business at Frederick Community College, a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Maryland, College Park and master’s degree in business from Frostburg State University. A Certified Financial Planner professional and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, he also holds certificates from the Northwestern Graduate Trust School and the Cannon Financial Institute Trust School. Mr. Young is president and CEO of Maryland Financial Planners and serves on the planned giving committee for Frederick Memorial Hospital. He is also president of the Frederick County Estate Planning Council and a member of Frederick Rotary, an adjunct faculty member at Mount St. Mary’s University. Mr. Young served 15 years on the Frederick Community College Board of Trustees, six years on the Board of the Maryland Association of Community College Trustees, six years on the Board of the Association of Community College Trustees and six on the Board of Advisors for the Universities of Shady Grove. He and his wife, Cheryl, have three children.
Dr. Miller was elected to the Board of Education in November 2010 for a four-year term through December 2014. She was re-elected to a four-year term through December 2018. Dr. Miller is a liaison to the Career and Technology Advisory Council and the Policy Committee and chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee. A 1988 Middletown High graduate, she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1992 and doctoral degree at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 1996. Dr. Miller is employed as an optometrist at Evich and Nathan Optometry and Optical Center in Frederick. She and her husband, Todd, have three children.
Other BOE members are Liz Barrett, Michael Bunitsky, Colleen E. Cusimano, Kenneth Kerr and Joy Schaefer. The student member is Will Anderson from Walkersville High.