On Thursday, February 18, 2010, Governor Martin O’Malley announced the appointment of Sara-Beth Bittinger to the Allegany County Board of Education to fill the vacant seat left by the late Dr. Fred Sloan. Bittinger was elected to her first full term on the school board November 2, 2010. Mrs. Bittinger is the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Frostburg State University. Sara-Beth previously was the Director of Institutional Research at Allegany College of Maryland where she was responsible for maintaining, compiling, analyzing, and evaluating institutional data and reporting to internal and external constituents. Formerly she was employed by the Local Management Board of Allegany County and worked directly with grants and programs delivered to children and families in Allegany County. Sara-Beth is extremely active in the community serving Allegany County in a number of capacities. She is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce where she holds the position of the Leadership Allegany! Steering Committee Chair and is a member of the Leadership Allegany! Alumni Association Committee. Mrs. Bittinger is a member of the Board of Directors for Jane’s Place-Child Advocacy Center, as well as the co-chair for the County United Way’s Annual Campaign. She is a member of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, and the Allegany County Family Violence Council. Bittinger is a 1996 graduate of Fort Hill High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Frostburg State University and her Master of Science degree in Applied Economics from the University of Delaware.