Interim Superintendent of Schools
Mr. Jeffrey S. BlankContact Information:Mr. Jeffrey S. BlankInterim Superintendent301-759-2037
Dixie HeavenerExecutive Assistant to the Superintendent301-759-2038Superintendent's Senior Staff:
The Superintendent of Schools, as the Executive Officer of the County Board of Education, shall see that the laws relating to schools, the enacted and published bylaws, and policies of the County Board of Education are carried into effect.
Dr. Karen Salmon, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, has approved the local school board’s recommendation for an interim superintendent. Mr. Jeffrey Blank, current Chief Administrative Officer, will serve as the Interim Superintendent of Allegany County Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, filling the vacancy left by outgoing Superintendent, Dr. David Cox. Mr. Blank will assume this new role effective August 1st.
Mr. Blank, who is a graduate of Beall High School. He attended Allegany College of Maryland and the University of Maryland for his undergraduate degrees, and received his Masters Degree from Frostburg State University in Administration and Supervision.
Mr. Blank began his career as a math teacher in Prince George’s County in 1987. His tenure in Allegany County began in 1988, also as a math teacher. Other positions he has held include a coordinating teacher at John Humbird Elementary School; Assistant Principal at both Washington Middle and Fort Hill High Schools; and Assistant Supervisor of Transportation. Blank has worked in the Human Resources Department since 2003, and has most recently served as the Chief Administrative Officer and member of the Superintendent’s Senior Staff.
Mr. Blank is the son of Donald “Dutch” and Sally Blank. He resides in Frostburg with his wife, Leesa, and children Katie, Amie, Jacob, and Salee. He is also a member of the First English Baptist Church.