The Board of Education reappointed Dr. Theresa Alban as superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools at their meeting on Wednesday, February 27. Her new term will begin on July 1, 2019, and run through June 30, 2023.
“Since 2011, Dr. Alban has demonstrated outstanding skills as superintendent. Her leadership has focused on student achievement most of all. But she has also focused on building relationships with parents, families, businesses, and the wider community,” said Brad Young, BOE president. “Her vision and her results have been exemplary.”
Dr. Alban has led FCPS with a steady hand through years of rapid change in public education in Frederick County and statewide. Moving to new curricular standards, new student assessments, and a new model for teacher evaluations are among the most far-reaching changes that Dr. Alban has navigated. At the same time, she has guided FCPS through challenging local economic conditions. Dr. Alban has also proven to be a passionate advocate for students, teachers, and families and has maintained a sharp focus on the achievement of our students.
Dr. Alban has received numerous honors and recognitions of her outstanding work. Most notably, she was recognized as the 2017 Maryland Superintendent of the Year by the Public School Superintendents’ Association of Maryland, and, most recently, she was named one of 53 Influential Marylanders for 2019 by The Daily Record for her outstanding leadership in public education.
Dr. Alban leads a large, diverse, and dynamic organization as superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools. She directs a budget of over $550 million, responds to the needs of almost 43,000 students and their families, and manages more than 5,800 employees.
Her goals for the next four years include continuing to close gaps in student achievement while increasing achievement for all students, and continuing to build strong and productive ties with families, businesses, and institutions and organizations throughout the county.
The Board appreciates Dr. Alban’s ongoing commitment to the students and families of Frederick County and looks forward to her continued leadership of FCPS.