Executive Director of Public Affairs

Dr. Eric Louers-PhillipsDr. Eric Louérs-Phillips is the Executive Director of Public Affairs for Frederick County Public Schools. He started working with FCPS in 2004 and was appointed to this position in August 2021. Dr. Louérs-Phillips oversees the:

Department of Public Affairs

Education: Dr. Louérs-Phillips earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Morgan State University in Baltimore. He also holds two master’s degrees from the University of Phoenix, one in Curriculum and Instruction (Specializing in Adult Education), the other in Administration and Supervision. He earned a Doctor of Organizational Leadership from Hood College. In addition to his current position, Louérs-Phillips serves as an adjunct professor in Hood College’s Department of Education.

Background: Dr. Louérs-Phillips was a classroom teacher for 12 years. He joined FCPS in 2004 after starting his education career in Montgomery County Public Schools as a teacher. He has served as a teacher at Whittier Elementary, West Frederick Middle, and Monocacy Elementary, as assistant principal at Waverley Elementary and as an elementary social studies curriculum specialist. Dr. Louérs-Phillips became the FCPS Supervisor of Accelerating Achievement and Equity in 2016. He has been awarded a Maryland Governor’s Citation for his work with the Frederick Mentors Program, a Collins–Skinner Social Studies Leadership Award from the Middle States Council for Social Studies, and the Marvin T. Sampson Memorial Elementary Education Scholarship Award from Morgan State University. He was also inducted into the Morgan State University and Hood College chapters of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.

Leadership Belief: I have learned the importance of looking beyond the surface; each of us has a story and gifts that make us valuable. I have learned that a simple smile and hello are not simple but significant, as it can let those who believe they are unseen feel seen. I have learned that slowing down and taking time to listen allows those who feel unheard to know that their voice matters. I have learned that we can disagree without degrading - how one stands in the face of criticism and opposition speaks to the person. I have learned that empathy, humble confidence and mildness under pressure are not “soft skills,” but essential skills that require strength. I have learned that I can either live in my mistakes and hold others in theirs or I can gain knowledge from those mistakes and move forward with wisdom - none is free of error but one can choose to be tolerant, patient and gracious. I have learned that power and position used improperly causes harm and damage. I have learned that we all have influence; one should use whatever influence they have for good. I have learned the need to continue learning and making adjustments to be an effective, compassionate leader - overconfidence can lead to shortsightedness. I have learned and believe that being a leader is about walking with and lifting up others, not about lifting up self.

"I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

- Maya Angelou

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