Longtime FCPS Principal, Educator Appointed to the FCC Board of Trustees


Carolyn Kimberlin has been appointed to the Frederick Community College Board of Trustees by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

Kimberlin was sworn in on July 3, 2018. She will fill the seat left vacant when former Trustee and past Board Chair Myrna Whitworth’s term expired on June 30, 2018.

Kimberlin is a longtime local educator who has served Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) for more than 30 years. She is a former principal of both Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School and New Market Middle School and a former assistant principal of Walkersville Elementary School. She has served as the Director of Student Services, a classroom elementary school teacher, and a reading specialist for FCPS, as well as a consultant in the College Readiness Division of The College Board.

“I am honored to be appointed as a member of the Frederick Community College Board of Trustees and to have the opportunity to be a part of this highly respected educational institution,” Kimberlin said. “Using my educational experiences and skills, I will strive to carry on the tradition of excellence which has been associated with FCC.  I am excited to serve the administration, faculty, staff, and students in my role as a board member."

In addition to her professional experience, Kimberlin also serves on a variety of local boards. She is a founding committee member of the Women’s Giving Circle and serves on its Circle Grants Committee. She is also a member of the Community Foundation Scholarship Committee and the Frederick County Retired School Personnel Association. She has previously served on the YMCA Board of Directors, including on its Finance Committee, and as the YMCA Chairperson for its “Campaign for Kids.”

Kimberlin earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education at the California University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts from West Virginia University. She completed post-graduate work at Hood College.

She received the 2002 Washington Post Distinguished Leadership Award and a Lifetime PTSA Membership Award.

Kimberlin has been a Frederick County resident for 42 years. She and her husband, Richard, have a daughter and granddaughter.