Leadership Development


LDC (2)Our goals include getting educators involved in their local, state and national union, preparing educators for their job, and fostering relationships.

Committee Chair: Casey Keenan

UniServ Director: Nicola van Kuilenburg

Members: Missy Dirks, Brittany Blankenship, Jacki Wood, Alia Knight-Dahl, & Crystal Dorsey

If you would like to know more information please contact Casey Keenan at Casey.Keenan@fcps.org or LDCFCTA@gmail.com

Upcoming 2017-2018 LDC committee meeting dates:

Tuesday, April 10th – 4:30-6:00

Tuesday, May 8th – 4:30-6:00

We are excited to say that out first annual EdcampFCTA was a huge success! If you missed it, follow along with our Twitter account! #EdcampFCTA @LDC_FCTA  @MyFCTA

Check back for details on next years event!

Leadership Development Committee presents...

We have wrapped our sessions for this year, but stayed tuned for next years sessions!

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The Read Across America Downtown Book Giveaway – 2017 &2018 

Our annual Downtown Frederick Dr. Seuss Book giveaway was a huge success! We hope you can join us this year!

We still have a few Teacher I am & Readers Make Leaders shirts left in each size from S-3XL, please contact Casey Keenan at Casey.Keenan@fcps.org to order one. They are $15 and the money will go to help fund next years books.


The Middle School READIE 500

Need a way to get your Middle School students motivated to read in March?  Click here to print a flyer about the Readie 500 for 2018.

2018 Winners

Congratulations to these amazing Middle School students who read an extra 500 minutes in March!

TBA – TBA Middle – TBA

TBA – TBA Middle – TBA

TBA – TBA Middle – TBA

2017 Winners

Congratulations to these amazing Middle School students who read an extra 500 minutes in March!

Humza Husain – Windsor Knolls Middle – Mrs. Cameron

Chris Arana – Crestwood Middle School – Mrs. Travis

Mariana Ramirezn Niz – Monocacy Middle – Mrs. Knight-Dahl

Elementary School Dr. Seuss Essay contest

2018 Winners

This years quote was, “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you.” – Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to you!

K-2 category: TBA

3-5 category:  TBA

1st Grade category: TBA

2nd Grade category: TBA

3rd Grade category: TBA

4th Grade category: TBA

5th Grade category: TBA

2017 Winners

This years quote was, “A persons a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who

K-2 category: Brenna Davies Centerville Elementary – Mrs. Lloyd

3-5 category:  Kylie Stracener – Sabillasville Elementary– Mrs. Austin

1st Grade category: Nora SandsWhittier Elementary – Mrs. Kinnamont

2nd Grade category: Julia MooreUrbana Elementary – Mrs. McKeever

3rd Grade category: Alexander Dennis Thurmont Elementary  – Mrs. Crone

4th Grade category: Hannah W. – Sabillasville Elementary – Mrs. Doney

5th Grade category: Alyssa Davies Centerville Elementary – Mrs. Hames

2016 Winners

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

K-2 category: Leyna Durrshmidt Emmitsburg ES – Mrs. Keller

3-5 category: Marleigh KlamertMiddletown ES – Mrs. Eyler

Kindergarten category: Roxana Zarbalian – Kemptown ES – Mrs. Montgomery

1st Grade category: Samantha Williams – Centerville ES – Mrs. Hagen

2nd Grade category: Leyna Durrshmidt – Emmitsburg ES – Mrs. Keller

3rd Grade category: Rebecca Davis – Twin Ridge ES – Mrs. Shoemaker

4th Grade category: Alyssa Davies – Centerville ES – Mrs. Hames

5th Grade category: Marleigh Klamert – Middletown ES – Mrs. Eyler

2015 Winners

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child”

1st Grade category:

1st place – Olivia Baker– Emmitsburg ES – Ms. Beckner

2nd Grade category:

1st place – Lindsay Chance – Brunswick ES – Ms. Mace

2nd place – Naomi Tipton – Emmitsburg ES – Mrs. Keller

3rd Grade category:

1st place – Tessa R. McKenzie – Emmitsburg ES – Mr. Brown

2nd place – Matthew Alfronso –  Monocacy ES – Mrs. Fogle

5th Grade category:

1st place – Kara Graves – Brunswick ES – Mrs. Chew

2nd place – Sadie Batson – Brunswick ES- Mr. Price

2014 Winners

2014’s Read Across America was successful with more than 70 readers across the county inside our classroom. Even though we had a snow day on the event day, we have had classrooms and readers reschedule readings! GO FCPS & FCTA!

Ella Pritchett Essay

Jotam Torrens Essay


Thank you to an amazing SPARKS adventure!

The class of 2018 FCTA LDC SPARKS!

The class of 2017 FCTA LDC SPARKS!


Click here to go to the SPARKS symbol to find everything you need!

Here is a digital copy of the agenda as well!