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President-District 5

Brenda Wolff


About Brenda Wolff

 Ms. Brenda Wolff was elected to her first four-year term on November 6, 2018.

Ms. Wolff is currently serving a second-year term as the president of the Board of Education.  Previously, she has served as the vice president of the Board and the chair of the Board’s Communication and Stakeholder Engagement. She currently serves 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. 

Ms. Wolff served as an attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and a Hearing Officer for the Massachusetts Public Utility Commission.

Ms. Wolff served 27 years in various capacities in the United States Department of Education.  She served as the Chief Regional Attorney in the Boston Office for Civil Rights and the Deputy Director and Acting Director in the Philadelphia Office for Civil Rights.  She also served as the Director of the National Institute of Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking and Management, and as the Acting Director of the National Institute on Education of At-Risk Students.  She retired having served as the Program Manager for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Ms. Wolff has served on various Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) committees, including the African American Student Achievement Group.

In 2022, Ms. Wolff was recognized as one of the Maryland's Top 100 Women honoring high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service, and mentoring. In 2021, she received the SHAPE Distinguished Advocate for Healthful Living award for her contribution toward the advancement of healthful living.

Ms. Wolff graduated from Smith College with a degree in mathematics, and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. She is married with two grown children. 

Brenda Wolff

First term expires 2022
Resident of Silver Spring

    Phone: 240-740-3030

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    Fax: 301-279-3860

    Address: Carver Educational Services Center, Room 123
    850 Hungerford Drive
    Rockville, Maryland 20850

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Beyond the Boardroom

Get to know the Montgomery County Board of Education Members away from the dais and "Beyond the Boardroom". In this episode, Brenda Wolff discusses her background and how that led her to be interested in and working on the Board of Education.

Beyond the Boardroom  

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