Frederick County Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Theresa R. Alban is profiled in a national campaign to recognize outstanding public school district leadership that results in meaningful and measurable outcomes for schools, students and communities. The series, Superintendent Spotlight, is part of the Leaders Matter initiative that AASA, The School Superintendents Association, created.
“The outstanding contributions being made by these individuals are extraordinary,” says Public School Superintendents’ Association of Maryland (PSSAM) Executive Director Renee McGuirk Spence, referring to Dr. Alban and another Maryland Superintendent profiled—John B.Gaddis from Somerset County. PSSAM is an organization of educational leaders united to advocate for the success of all students.
“As Maryland continues to strengthen its public schools, administrators across the state have strong allies in the two superintendents being featured in this important campaign,” added McGuirk Spence.
Dr. Alban was also selected as one of nine women whom the AASA featured in a video series, earlier this school year, called Women in School Leadership: Navigating Pathways to the Superintendency. The series is part of AASA’s More Than a Power Lunch: Building Networks to Support and Advance Women in School Leadership initiative. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded the initiative to help mitigate social barriers women face in reaching top leadership positions within our nation’s school systems to increase the number of women seeking and becoming superintendents of schools.
More information is online at the AASA website: www.aasa.org.