Dr. Alban has served as Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools since July 2011. The Board of Education of Frederick County renewed her contract in 2015 to run through June 2019. In 2017 she was named Maryland Superintendent of the Year.

As Superintendent, she leads a dynamic organization of approximately 5,650 employees; FCPS is the largest employer in Frederick County. Most importantly, she is responsible for overseeing the academic achievement of more than 40,500 students.

In 2012, FCPS was ranked first among Maryland’s 24 school districts by the Maryland State Department of Education on its school performance index. Under Dr. Alban’s stewardship, Frederick County delivers on the promise of public education.

An educator with over 30 years experience in several leading school districts, Dr. Alban is committed to working with the people of Frederick County – parents, teachers, administrators, staff, taxpayers – to ensure that FCPS remains a premier school system. She is determined to see that FCPS continues to provide outstanding returns for the investment the people of Frederick County make in public education. Her commitment to the community is evidenced by her membership in the Rotary Club of Frederick and her service on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill Monocacy Valley.

Dr. Alban began her career as an elementary and special education teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools. There she wrote curriculum and served as a Supervisor of Professional Development. From 2000-2005, she worked in Montgomery County Public Schools as Coordinator of Student Assessment, Coordinator of Program Evaluation, and Director of the Shared Accountability Office. She then served in the Howard County Public School System in several positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Program Evaluation.

The author of numerous papers and studies, she has addressed topics such as formative assessments, value-added accountability models, and reading achievement. She is a recognized expert in the areas of school and teacher effectiveness. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate classes at the College of Notre Dame and at Towson University.

Dr. Alban received her B.A. in Elementary Education and Special Education, summa cum laude, from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore. She has a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Loyola College in Baltimore, and a Ph.D. in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation from the University of Maryland, College Park.

She and her husband live in New Market and are the parents of two grown children.

She is proud to call Frederick County home, and she is proud to lead an organization that plays such a vital role in the lives of so many.


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