Dr. Sarah Sirgo named Chief of Staff

Dr. Sarah Sirgo

Dr. Sarah Sirgo has accepted the position of Chief of Staff and will begin Monday, August 1.

Since 2018, Dr. Sirgo has served as the Director of Learning, Achievement & Administration for Montgomery County Public Schools. In this role she supports over 18,000 students at 26 elementary, middle and high schools, and one specialized school. 

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl L. Dyson announced her appointment during the July 13 Board of Education of Frederick County meeting. She will serve on the superintendent’s cabinet.

“Dr. Sirgo gathers and appreciates multiple stakeholders’ perspectives,” Dr. Dyson said. “She is a fantastic problem solver, empathetic and seeks others to collaborate with to achieve our goal of supporting all students and staff. I look forward to serving the FCPS community with her and our colleagues across the school system.”

Dr. Sirgo has served in public education since 1999, when she began her career as a speech language pathologist and special education teacher. She has served as a special education program specialist, principal, consulting principal, and school support and improvement director. 

In addition to her current position, Sirgo has served as an adjunct faculty member at Hood College and is currently an adjunct professor in the educational leadership doctoral program at Bowie State University. Graduating from the University of Maryland College Park, Sirgo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in hearing and speech sciences and a master’s degree in speech language pathology. She also holds a graduate certificate in administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in organizational leadership and policy studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.