Meet the Board: Liz Barrett, Board Member

Liz Barrett

Liz Barrett, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2018 - December 2022


Liz Barrett was elected to the Board of Education in November 2014 to serve a four-year term December 2014–2018 and re-elected to serve December 2018-2022. The Board elected Ms. Barrett its Vice President December 2014-December 2015, December 2015-December 2016, and again through December 2017.

A graduate of Middletown High, Ms. Barrett earned a B.A. in English and ethics from King’s College, Pennsylvania in 1998, an M.A. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002, and a juris doctorate from the American University, Washington College of Law in 2007.

Ms. Barrett works as a communications and business practices operations consultant. She has worked as a federal consultant focusing on strategic planning, business process improvement, and policy and regulatory affairs, in particular gender-based equal pay and civil rights work. Previously, she served as director of Communication and Regulatory Policy at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She also taught composition and literature at Anne Arundel Community College and the College of Southern Maryland.

Ms. Barrett is an FCPS volunteer and is active in a number of poverty and homelessness initiatives in Frederick County.

She and her wife, Caroline, live in Frederick County, and her two sons attend Frederick County public schools.