President-District 5

Michael A. Durso

About Michael Durso

Mr. Michael A. Durso was elected to his second four-year term on November 4, 2014, after being appointed by the Board on June 26, 2009. He currently serves as the Board's president (for a third consecutive term) and as a member of the Board's Committee on Special Populations.

Mr. Durso serves on the Maryland Association of Boards of Education's Board of Directors and was appointed in 2013 to serve on the Maryland Center for School Safety Governing Board. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at McDaniel College.

Mr. Durso has served for more than 44 years in education, including 13 years with Montgomery County Public Schools as principal of Springbrook High School (1996 to 2009). He also served as the principal at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, and as principal at Woodrow Wilson High School and Lincoln Junior High School in Washington, D.C. He began his career as a Social Studies teacher.

Mr. Durso is the recipient of various awards, including the Outstanding Principal Award, which is sponsored nationally by Burger King and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (1987), Executive Educator of the Month Award by Executive Educator Magazine (1986), and Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Middle States Association (2009).

Mr. Durso received a degree in American History with a minor in Education Philosophy from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree from American University in Educational Administration. He is married with four children who graduated from MCPS.

Michael Durso

Second term expires 2018
Resident of Silver Spring

    Phone: 240-740-3030

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