Every education employee—including classroom teachers, support staff and adminis­trators—helps FCPS deliver the first-class education our students deserve. And when each of us makes leadership our business, we’re even more successful in the important work we do.

Strengthen your role for envisioning and sharing our education mission. See how devel­oping and modeling your informal leadership abilities will inspire trust and help others make ethical decisions, building consensus to reach our common goals. Develop skills to work collaboratively, empowering others to make a difference for students. Realize your power to motivate others through encouragement and appreciation for their contribu­tions to the FCPS community. And, most important, find out the value of managing with your head and leading with your heart!

Dr. Linda Burgee is superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools, where she has dedicated 32 years to equipping students for success. A Frederick County native and Linganore High School graduate, she started out as a classroom teacher, and was then an elementary assistant principal two years and principal for seven. Dr. Burgee was then
appointed instructional director of elementary schools, elementary associate superintendent and became superintendent in 2004. She is committed to leadership development as a key means to achieve our education mission to provide a first-class education to every child
we serve.

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