student smiling
student smiling

Board of EducationMembers → District 4

Christopher S. Barclay

District 4

BarclayMr. Christopher Barclay was elected to his second four-year term on November 6, 2012, after being appointed to the Board on December 9, 2006. Mr. Barclay has twice served as president of the Board in 2010 and 2013, and vice president in 2009 and 2012. He is chair the Board's Strategic Planning Committee and a member of the Fiscal Management Committee. 

In 2010, Mr. Barclay was appointed by the Governor to the Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness.  He has served in a number of volunteer leadership roles with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA), including Montgomery Blair Cluster coordinator and MCCPTA Nominating Committee chair. He also has served on the NAACP Parents’ Council. He was active in the development of the Downcounty Consortium as a member of the Downcounty Consortium Base Area Study Committee. In addition to Mr. Barclay’s volunteer education activities, he also has been involved in community leadership roles on the Takoma Foundation Board of Directors and the Takoma Park Department of Recreation Advisory Committee. 

Mr. Barclay has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1993. He is a 1984 graduate of Columbia College of Chicago. He has three children who have graduated from MCPS.

  • Second term expires 2016
  • Resident of Takoma Park
This e-mail address should never be used for official communications that must be made to the Board, especially for matters on appeal and legal notices. Please see additional information below about the use of Board members' email addresses. 

Notice about E-mail Addresses

The e-mail addresses provided are for individual Board members and are provided for the convenience of the public in communicating with particular Board members.

These e-mail addresses should never be used for official communications that must be made to the Board, especially for matters on appeal and legal notices. 

Please be aware that the individual Board member may or may not share the communication with the entire Board, individual members of the Board, or other individuals. To address the entire Board, please use 

Notices of appeal or any communications related to appeals may be delivered/mailed to the Board office, e-mailed to Suzann King at, or sent via facsimile to 301-279-3860. All other legal notices and official communication must be delivered to the Board office in writing as required by law.

Montgomery County Public Schools

Contact MCPS

Call: 301-309-6277 | Spanish Hotline: 301-230-3073

Contact Employee & Retiree Services Center

Call: 301-517-8100 | E-mail:

©1995–2016 Montgomery County Public Schools, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Click here to log in