Liz Barrett

Frederick County Board of Education


Liz will be a voice for the LGBTQ community in Frederick County, MD


Liz Barrett was elected to the Board of Education in November 2014 to serve a four-year term December 2014–18. The Board elected Liz its Vice President December 2014-December 2015, December 2015-December 2016, and again through December 2017.

Liz earned a B.A. in English and ethics from King’s College, Pennsylvania in 1998, an M.A. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002, and a juris doctorate from the American University, Washington College of Law in 2007.

Liz works in marketing and strategic communications. She has worked as a federal consultant focusing on strategic planning, business process improvement, and policy and regulatory affairs, in particular gender-based equal pay and civil rights work. Previously, she served as director of Communication and Regulatory Policy at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She also taught composition and literature at Anne Arundel Community College and the College of Southern Maryland.

Liz is an FCPS volunteer and is active in a number of poverty and homelessness initiatives and LGBTQ advocacy work in Frederick County.

She and her wife, Caroline, live in Frederick County, and her two sons attend Frederick County public schools.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Liz will be a voice for the LGBTQ community in Frederick County, MD.
  • She will be the only LGBTQ member of the Frederick County Board of Education.

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