Meet the Board: Rae Gallagher, Board Member

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Rae Gallagher, Board Member
Current appointed term: January 2020 - December 2020


Rae Gallagher was appointed to the Board of Education in January 2020 to serve through the remainder of Joy Schaefer's term, which runs through December 2020.

Ms. Gallagher holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Ms. Gallagher’s career has focused on working in non-profits in Maryland to improve educational and employment outcomes for young people. Ms. Gallagher is currently serving as a Program Director for the Center for Supportive Schools in Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC. In her role, Ms. Gallagher collaborates with schools and school districts in the region to help build school environments that are safe, supportive, engaging, and inspiring places where all students have the opportunity to build leadership skills, learn, and grow. Prior to joining the Center for Supportive Schools, Ms. Gallagher spent 14 years working to find and implement solutions to youth disengagement from school, while promoting policies and practices that work to ensure all students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in their schools and in their communities. Ms. Gallagher has a strong commitment to ensuring our public education system continues to successfully meet the varied needs of Frederick County students, parents, business leaders, educators, and residents.