BOE Group 2020

Board of Education

Members

About Us and How We May Help You

A brief guide to the Board of Education: who we are, what we do, how to communicate with us, and how we may assist you. We encourage you to take a few minutes to review this information and to become involved in public education. Working with the community, we can provide our students with a high quality educational system.

Past and Present Board Members

Find out who has been elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education from 1817 to the present day:

Committees

Learn about the committees of the Board

Meet the Members of the Board

Brenda Wolff

Brenda Wolff
President

Karla Silvestre

Karla Silvestre
Vice President

Judith Docca

Judith Docca
District 1

Shebra L. Evans

Shebra L. Evans
District 4

Lynne Harris

Lynne Harris
At-Large

Patricia B. O'Neill

Patricia B. O'Neill
District 3

Rebecca Smondrowski

Rebecca Smondrowski
District 2

Nick Asante

Nick Asante
Student Member

Board of Education

Members

 
Wolff

President: Brenda Wolff 

(District 5)

Ms. Wolff was elected to her first four-year term on November 6, 2018.  She currently serves as president of the Board of Education.  Ms. Wolff also will serve as the Board’s representative to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education’s Legislative Committee and the Federal Relations Network Committee.

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Silvestre

Vice President: Karla Silvestre (At-Large)

Ms. Karla Silvestre was elected to her first four-year term on November 6, 2018.  She currently serves as the vice president of the Board of Education and as chairperson of the Board's Strategic Planning Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Special Populations, and also the Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Committee.  In addition, she serves as the Board’s representative to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education’s Resolutions Committee.

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Docca

Judith Docca (District 1)

Dr. Docca was elected to her fourth four-year term on November 6, 2018.  She currently serves as a member of the Board's Policy Management Committee, Fiscal Management Committee, and the Committee on Special Populations.  Dr. Docca spent 38 years as a teacher and administrator with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). 

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Evans

Shebra L. Evans (District 4)

Mrs. Evans was elected to her second four-year term on November 3, 2020.She previously served a second term as president of the Board of Education. She currently serves as the chairperson of the Board's Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Committee. Mrs. Evans has served in numerous volunteer leadership roles with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs, including Vice President of Educational Issues, Vice President of Programs, Recording Secretary-Delegate Assembly, and Wheaton Cluster Coordinator.

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Lynne Harris (At-Large)

Ms. Lynne Harris was elected to her first four-year term on November 3, 2020, and was sworn in on December 1, 2020. She currently serves as the chairperson of the Board's Fiscal Management Committee and is a member of the Board's Strategic Planning Committee. Ms. Harris has worked as an education advocate in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) since her son started kindergarten in 2008.

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Patricia O'Neill

Patricia B. O'Neill (District 3)

Mrs. O'Neill was first elected to the Board of Education in 1998 and was elected to her sixth four-year term on November 6, 2018. She is the longest serving Board member in history. Mrs. O'Neill  is currently serving her sixth four-year term on the Board. She has served as president five times and vice president six times.              Mrs. O'Neill serves as chairperson of the Board's Policy Management Committee, and as a member of the Fiscal Management Committee.

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Smondrowski

Rebecca Smondrowski  (District 2)

Mrs. Smondrowski was elected to her third four-year term on November 3, 2020.  She currently serves as the chairperson of the Board's Committee on Special Populations, and as a member of the Policy Management Committee, and also the Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Committee.

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Asante

Student Member: Nick Asante

Mr. Asante, a senior at Richard Montgomery High School, is the 43rd student member of the Board of Education. Mr. Asante is a member of the Board 's Policy Management Committee and the Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Committee.

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