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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
District 5

Karla Silvestre

Karla Silvestre
President

Grace Rivera-Oven

Grace Rivera-Oven
District 1

Shebra L. Evans

Shebra L. Evans
Vice President

Lynne Harris

Lynne Harris
At-Large

Yang

Julie Yang
District 3

Rebecca Smondrowski

Rebecca Smondrowski
District 2

Kim

Arvin Kim
Student Member

Board of Education

Members

 
Wolff

Brenda Wolff 

(District 5)

Ms. Wolff was elected to her second four-year term on November 8, 2022.  She currently serves as chair of the Board's Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Policy Managemetn Committee.  Ms. Wolff also will serve as the Board’s representative to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education’s (MABE) Federal Relations Network Committee and is the vice chair of MABE's Legislative Committee.

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Silvestre

President: Karla Silvestre

(At-Large)

Ms. Karla Silvestre was elected to her first four-year term on November 6, 2018.  She is currently serving a second-year term 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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Grace Rivera-Oven

Grace Rivera-Oven (District 1)

 

 
Evans

Vice President: 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 and serves as a member of the Board's Policy Management 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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Julie Yang

Julie Yang (District 3)

Ms. Yang was elected to her first four-year term on November 8, 2022. Previously she has spent nearly 20 years as an educator serving all students first as a classroom teacher, then as a career and college counselor. Ms. Yang was a PTA leader and served as co-chair for the Asian Pacific American Student Achievement Action Group. She is currently a member of the Committee on Special Population and the Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Committee. In addition, she serves as the Board's representative to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education's Nominating Committee and MABE Awards 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 chairperson of the Board's Policy Management Committee. She also is a member of the Board's Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Committee and the Board's Committee on Special Populations.

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Kim

Student Member: Arvin Kim

Mr. Arvin Kim was elected to serve a one-year term on the Board by middle and high school students of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). He is currently a rising senior at Walt Whitman High School. 

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