There’s something special about Frederick County. We have great communities - and they begin in our schools. You’ll feel it in every one of our classrooms, neighborhoods and local businesses. Our students, staff, and families are the heart of Frederick County!

At the intersection of the Washington DC and Baltimore corridors, home to a thriving high tech hub and biotechnology industry, Frederick County offers big city resources with a small town feel. And with over 69 schools, 46,000 students, and 7,000 employees, no institution touches more people and impacts more lives than Frederick County Public Schools. Our teachers are integral leaders in the community. They come here not only to teach, but to build connections in their neighborhoods, raise families, and enjoy a rich and diverse lifestyle, while truly growing in their profession.

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Contact Information
301 644 5100 ( Main phone)
301-644-5122 (fax)



Gina Keefer
Senior Manager

  • Certificated Hiring/Transfers
  • Administrator Hiring
  • Excess Teacher Placements
  • LOA Teacher Placements
  • Acting A&S
  • Teacher Recruitment
  • Supplemental
  • Non-Benefitted Tuition Reimbursement
  • Course Approval
Kathy Martin
Administrative Secretary
  • Administrative Support

Rob Bruno
Personnel Officer

  • Elementary Teachers
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education
  • ELL
  • Teacher Recruitment/Hiring

Anne Paxton
Personnel Officer

  • Specialist Teachers
  • Art/Music/Physical Education/Health
  • Teacher Recruitment/Hiring
  • All Star Awards

Megan Quinn
Personnel Officer

  • Middle/High School
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Teacher Recruitment/Hiring

April Vierra
Teacher Recruiter

  • Teacher Recruitment
  • Student Teacher/Interns
  • Job Fairs
  • PDS Interns
  • IHE Partnership Support

Nicole Bell
Personnel Officer(Certification)

Jill Querry
Certification Specialist

  • Tuition Reimbursement (courseapproval@fcps.org)
  • Certification
  • Renewals
  • Endorsements
  • Reading Summer Evaluations
  • Senior Teacher Waivers
  • Lane Change Review

FCPS Hiring Timeline for Teachers

  1. 3-5 days: New application is screened by an FCPS Personnel Officer
  2. 7 days: Candidates are notified to sign up for an initial teacher interview and/or a curriculum interview
  3. 1-2 days: Approved candidates are placed in a "Candidate Pool" online folder for principals to access
  4. 1-2 days: Candidates in "Candidate Pool" will be sent a 611-3 form for completion
  5. Ongoing: A principal reviews and selects candidates to interview
  6. 5-10 days: Schools hold interviews and select a candidate
  7. Ongoing: Schools contact HR Personnel Officer to recommend the selected candidate for hire
  8. 3 days: Personnel Officer works out the salary and confirms references and 611-3 forms are completed
  9. 3-5 days: HR makes offer to candidate
  10. 2-3 days: Candidate accepts the offer and HR sends a new hire email to the principal

*Once an offer has been accepted, there are 3 additional steps:

  1. HR sends email to new hire to select dates to take new hire orientation, have fingerprints and badge photo taken. (Option 1: July - August) (Option 2: During the school year, Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  2. 5 days: State sends fingerprint results back to FCPS
  3. 5 days: If hired after the start of the school year, HR confirms start date with new hire after verifying fingerprint results and badge has been printed