New FCPS Board Members Sworn In; Officers Named

New BOE members, 2022

Left to right: Dean Rose, Karen Yoho, Rae Gallagher, Nancy Allen, Sandra K. Dalton, Clerk of the Circuit Court

Nancy Allen, Rae Gallagher, Dean Rose, and Karen Yoho, four recently elected Board of Education of Frederick County members, took their official oath of office in the FCPS Board Room Wednesday.

Yoho is beginning her second term on the Board of Education. She was originally elected in November 2018.

Gallagher previously served on the Board from January 2020-November 2020 after being appointed by then County Executive Jan Gardner.

Allen and Rose are beginning their first terms as Board members. 

After the swearing-in ceremony, conducted by Clerk of the Circuit Court Sandra K. Dalton, the Board convened its annual meeting to elect officers for the coming year.

Sue Johnson was unanimously elected president. Dean Rose was unanimously elected vice president.

Johnson has served on the Board since December 2020. She has worked as a systems engineer and consultant for companies, including Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Lotus Development European Corporation, and IBM. Since 1997, she has taught at the college level and has been a full-time professor of Computer and Information Science at Frederick Community College since 1999.

Rose has worked for 37 years in the insurance and financial services field. He currently operates his own insurance business in Middletown. He serves on the steering committee for Tour de Frederick and the Special Gifts Committee of the Frederick Health Development Council. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County for six years, including two years as the organization’s board chair. He’s also volunteered as an assistant basketball coach for 13 years at Urbana and Oakdale high schools.