Meet the Board: David Bass, Board Member

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David Bass, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2020 - December 2024


David Bass was elected to the Board of Education in November 2020 for a four-year term, beginning December 2020.

Mr. Bass has worked as a Special Education teacher at the Middle and High School levels and as a Habilitation Specialist for a nonprofit serving people with developmental disabilities. For the past six years, he has worked in higher education. At Mount St. Mary's University, Bass coordinated academic support for International Students, while also serving as a Learning Specialist and advisor for students with disabilities. Bass has led Jewish Life initiatives at York College of Pennsylvania and at Gettysburg College, where he currently serves as Hillel Director in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Mr. Bass earned a Bachelor's Degree in History and Africana Studies. He also holds a Masters in Teaching Students with Disabilities from The City College of New York (CCNY) and a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Binghamton University.

Mr. Bass is a member of the Frederick County NAACP, Congregation Beth Sholom and the AARCH Society. He volunteers and is involved with several community organizations including the RISE coalition and SHIP of Frederick County.

David and his husband Tom enjoy playing tennis at Baker Park, biking around the county and rooting for the Keys.