Theresa R. Alban
Dr. Alban has served as Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools since July 2011. As Superintendent, she leads a dynamic organization of approximately 5,650 employees; FCPS is the largest employer in Frederick County. Most importantly,she’s responsible for overseeing the academic achievement of more than 40,500 students. In 2012, FCPS was ranked first among Maryland’s 24 school districts by the Maryland State Department of Education on its school performance index. Under Dr. Alban’s stewardship, Frederick County rates first in the state that leads the nation in public education.
An educator with nearly 30 years experience in several leading school districts, Dr. Alban is committed to continuing to work with the people of Frederick County – parents,teachers, administrators, staff, taxpayers – to ensure that FCPS remains a premier school system. She’s determined to see that FCPS continues to provide outstanding returns for the investment the people of Frederick County make in public education.
Dr. Alban began her career as an elementary and special education teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools. There she wrote curriculum and served as a Supervisor of Professional Development. From 2001-2005, she worked in Montgomery County Public Schools as Coordinator of Student Assessment, Coordinator of Program Evaluation, and Director of the Shared Accountability Program. She then served in the Howard County Public School System in several positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Program Evaluation.
The author of numerous papers and studies, she has addressed topics such as formative assessments, value-added accountability models, and reading achievement. She’s a recognized expert in the areas of school and teacher effectiveness. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate classes at the College of Notre Dame and at Towson University.
Dr. Alban received her B.A. in Elementary Education and Special Education, summa cum laude, from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore. She has a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Loyola College in Baltimore, and a Ph.D.in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation from the University of Maryland, College Park.
She and her husband live in Frederick and are the parents of two grown children. She’s proud to call Frederick County home and she’s proud to lead an organization that plays such a vital role in the lives of so many.
Last Modified on January 10, 2013