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 the whole board: boe@fcps.org

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

Lisa Fowler
Executive Assistant to the Board

(301) 696-6917

View the Board of Education Meeting Calendar

Current Board Members

Brad Young

Brad W. Young, President, Board of Education
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022

brad.young@fcps.org

photo of Joy Schaefer

Joy Schaefer, Vice President
Current elected term: December 2016-December 2020

joy.schaefer@fcps.org

Liz Barrett portrait

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

elizabeth.barrett@fcps.org
Michael Bunitsky portrait

Michael Bunitsky, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2016-December 2020

michael.bunitsky@fcps.org
Ken Kerr portrait

Ken Kerr, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2016-December 2020

kenneth.kerr@fcps.org

photo of Jay Mason Jay Mason, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022
jay.mason@fcps.org
photo of Karen Yoho Karen A. Yoho, Board Member
Current elected term: December 2018-December 2022
karen.yoho@fcps.org
photo of Paige Tolbard

Paige Tolbard, Student Board Member
Current elected term: July 2018-June 2019

studentmemberboe@fcps.org