Student and Family Support and Engagement

Student Leadership

News and Highlights

Nathaniel Tinbite, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School, has been sworn in as the 42nd Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2019-2020 school year. He succeeds Ananya Tadikonda, a 2019 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School. For more information, visit the Student Member of the Board webpage.

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The Student Equity Advocates: S.E.A. the Wave of Change, the newest MCPS leadership program. They aim to provide you with the leadership skills to make a difference in our diverse schools and community. If you would like to engage with other student leaders who want to make a positive difference in our diverse world, please come join us!  Learn more!

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Student leaders from Montgomery County Region (MCR-SGA), Montgomery County Junior Council (MCJC-SGA), MoCo EmpowHER, and Minority Scholars Program (MSP) shared their observations, experiences, and ideas regarding mental health supports for students at the MCPS Mental Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

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Wootton High School SGA hosted the first MCR-SGA general assembly of the year. Student leaders from all across Montgomery County Public Schools participated in opportunities to share their ideas on being productive school advocates and hear from Senator Chris Van Hollen, who highlighted their work with voter registration. The next General Assembly will be held on December 13, 2018 at Richard Montgomery High School.

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Students from MCR and MCJC visited the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in Reistertown, MD for the #SafeSchoolsMaryland Kick Off event. At this event, Governor Larry Hogan announced a Safe Schools Maryland tip line for students to make anonymous tips about suspicious and threatening behavior in schools: 833-632-7233.

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The MCJC SGA held their first General Assembly of the year at Argyle Middle School. The student leaders from the across the school district came together to hear updates about the organization, learn about parliamentary procedure, and learn from other schools about each of the school leadership, service activities and goals for the year.

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Our Programs

Student Government Associations

Students discuss and act on issues, problems, and concerns in the schools, as well as engaging in countywide activities.

Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB)

The SMOB is an elected official who can vote on issues like administrative appointments (including hiring of the Superintendent of Schools), policy, and the Board of Education's legislative platform.

Superintendent’s Leadership Academy

The Superintendent’s Leadership Academy is transformative in its focus to enhance and enrich the life skills students require to successfully transition from high school into college and/or work.


MoCo EmpowHer provides leadership development opportunities for young women, opportunities for female leaders to explore various career options, and advocacy networks for female leaders.

Student Equity Advocates: S.E.A. the Wave of Change!

Today's diverse world requires leaders to speak and make decisions with an understanding of multiple perspectives.

The Student Equity Advocates aim to provide the leadership skills needed to make a difference in our diverse schools and community.

Maryland General Assembly Page Program

Selected high school seniors participate as pages for members of the Maryland General Assembly during the general session.

Applications for the Maryland Page Program are now closed.

Contact Us

Mrs. Shella B. Cherry, Coordinator
Mrs. Donna Kleffman, Instructional Specialist

Fax: 301-517-8166

850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 211
Rockville, MD 20850

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