Sarah Sirgo

Dr. Sarah Sirgo

Chief of Staff, Frederick County Public School, Maryland

Dr. Sarah Sirgo is in her 24th year in public education. She is a lifelong educator that was born and raised in Maryland, and served for 23 years in Montgomery County Public Schools prior to joining Frederick County Public School in August 2022 as the Chief of Staff.

Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) is a district in Maryland that serves 48,000 students and employs over 7,000 staff. As the Chief of Staff, Dr. Sirgo serves as the senior advisor to the Superintendent of Schools and is a member of her Cabinet. She also leads a number of key initiatives including acting as a liaison to the Board of Education, ensuring engagement with state and local elected officials, and coordinating the Maryland Blueprint, a 10 year multi-billion dollar state investment in education.

Dr. Sirgo has her doctorate in organizational leadership and policy studies from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), having also earned her bachelors and master’s degrees from UMCP in speech language therapy and special education. She holds her administrative and supervisory certificate from Johns Hopkins University, and taught adjunct to aspiring administrators in the Master’s Program at Hood College, and currently teaches in the Doctoral program at Bowie State University.

In her career, Dr. Sirgo has received a number of accolades including Principal of the Year from the National Board Teacher Network of Montgomery County, Principal of the Year from the MCPS English for Speakers of Other Languages Program, recognition from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) for outstanding inclusion and achievement outcomes for students with disabilities, and was a nominee for the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision.

In addition to her work with FCPS, Dr. Sirgo is a mother to two school aged daughters and enjoys time with her husband and children, reading, sending out her daily Tweets of inspiration @Lead2Support, authoring a weekly leadership newsletter called Seeing It Through, and leadership Podcasts.