On Education

M.C. Keegan-Ayer has been an extremely effective advocate for education and for Frederick County schools for more than 25 years.

She was a vocal proponent for much needed improvements and renovations to many of our older school buildings. She has fought tirelessly for new schools and additions to help alleviate overcrowding conditions at many other school facilities throughout the county. M.C. spearheaded the efforts to replace the dilapidated and dangerous playground at Waverley Elementary School; she championed the campaign to renovate West Frederick Middle School and she began the years long community effort to rebuild Frederick High School. She also worked with the communities of Lincoln Elementary School and Hillcrest Elementary School to help them find their voices to advocate for their school and community needs, leading to a newly rebuilt Lincoln ES, a new Butterfly Ridge ES and now a brand new and much larger Waverley Elementary School. M.C. has even gone to Washington, D.C. to speak on Capitol Hill in support of efforts to continue to improve public education and public schools. And she continues to work with her colleagues at MACO (the Maryland Association of Counties) for more state money for improvements to our school facilities, our educational programs and the opportunities we are providing to our students through both FCPS and FCC.