Her new contract will run through June 30th, 2023.
Frederick, Md (KM) It’s another four years on the job for Frederick County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Theresa Alban. In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the Board of Education approved Dr. Alban’s new contract, which extends her tenure as superintendent to June 30th, 2023.
After the vote, Brad Young, the President of the Board of Ed, said the School System had plenty of challenges when Dr. Alban took over in 2011. “In Dr. Alban’s first four years, we went through no new funding to our schools system. We’re finally back in a good position where we’re moving forward there,” he said.
Dr. Alban said she’s ready for the next four years. “I want to thank our staff for the incredible work over the past seven-in-a-half-years. They had met every challenge with a commitment to students that was unwavering, and there is no team I would rather be a part of. And I know that together, we’re going to evolve education to meet the needs of each and every one of our 21st century learners.”
Dr. Alban is in charge of a school system of nearly 43,000 students, 5,800 employees and a budget of more than $550-million.
In a news release, the school system says Superintendent Alban’s goals over the next four years include continuing to close gaps in student achievement and, at the same time, increasing achievement for all students. She also wants to build strong, and productive ties with families, businesses, and institutions and organizations throughout the county.
Recently, Dr. Alban was named the 2017 Maryland Superintendent of the Year by the Public School Superintendents’ Association of Maryland, and one of the 53 influential Marylanders for 2019 by the Daily Record.
By Kevin McManus