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Superintendent Named Outstanding New Professional
Superintendent Named Outstanding New Professional


The following information was sent to us by Frederick County Public Schools: 


The University of Maryland College of Education will recognize Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban with its Award for Outstanding New Professional. Every year the College of Education recognizes its most outstanding alumni at a special awards ceremony. The award recognizes alumni for outstanding achievements during the first ten years after receiving their highest degree.

Superintendent Alban earned her Ph.D. in 2002 in measurement, statistics and evaluation. She had previously earned a master’s degree in administration and supervision at Loyola College in Baltimore and Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary and special education, summa cum laude, at the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore.

               Dr. Alban became the Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools in July 2011, assuming leadership of 5,500 employees and the education of more than 40,000 students.  An educator with nearly 30 years of experience in other Maryland school districts, she came to FCPS from the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS).  There, she had most recently served as the chief operating officer, with responsibility for school facilities, technology, transportation, research and assessment, student information systems and emergency preparedness. During her career with HCPSS she also held the posts of executive director of Strategic Planning, Assessment and Program Evaluation and director of Student Assessment and Program Evaluation.

            She began her career as an elementary and special education teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools, where she wrote curriculum and served as a supervisor of Professional Development. From 2001-2005, she worked in Montgomery County Public Schools as coordinator of Student Assessment, coordinator of Program Evaluation, and director of the Shared Accountability Program.

Dr. Alban is the author of numerous papers and articles addressing topics such as formative assessments, value-added accountability models, and reading achievement. Her doctoral dissertation was on school and teacher effectiveness. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate classes at the College of Notre Dame and at Towson University.

            She and her husband reside in Frederick and are the parents of two grown children.



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