Meet the Board

Our Mission: We set the standard for public education.

Policy Makers.  The Board of Education sets policy not otherwise controlled by federal and state laws. It oversees expenditures from county, state and federal sources.

Responsibilities.  The Board hires and reviews the work of the Superintendent, monitors implementation of the school system’s master plan and gives final approval to curriculum matters and materials, staff appointments, equipment purchases, land acquisitions, and school construction, renovations and repairs.

Elected.  Elected Board members serve 4-year staggered terms. The student member is a high school student selected by the Frederick County Association of Student Councils.

Superintendent.  As the chief executive officer of Frederick County Public Schools, the Superintendent serves as the system’s curricular, fiscal and community leader. The Superintendent assures the school system carries out Maryland public laws relating to schools, the Maryland State Board of Education’s bylaws and policies, and the local school Board’s mission, goals and policies. The Superintendent also serves as secretary-treasurer to the Board of Education.

Contact the Board of Education

191 South East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 644-5000
Fax: (301) 696-6950

Email Board leadership: boe@fcps.org

Email all Board members: board@fcps.org

Watch FCPS TV on Comcast Channel 18 in Frederick County. Meetings broadcast live and the next evening.

Kathryn Fostik
Executive Assistant to the Board

(301) 696-6917

View the Board of Education Meeting Calendar

Current Board Members

photo of Jay Mason Jay Mason, President, Board of Education
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022
jonathan.mason@fcps.org
photo of Karen Yoho Karen A. Yoho, Vice President
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022
karen.yoho@fcps.org
Liz Barrett portrait

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

elizabeth.barrett@fcps.org
photo of David Bass

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

david.bass@fcps.org
photo of Jason Johnson Jason "Mr. J" Johnson, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2020-December 2024
jason.johnson@fcps.org

photo of Susan Johnson

Sue Johnson, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2020-December 2024

sue.johnson@fcps.org

Brad Young

Brad W. Young, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022

brad.young@fcps.org
Sam Starrs

Sam Starrs, Student Board Member
Current elected term: July 2021-June 2022

studentmemberboe@fcps.org