Board of Education

Members

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

Board of Education

Members

 
Evans

President: Shebra L. Evans (District 4)

Mrs. Evans was elected to her first four-year term on November 8, 2016. She currently serves as president and as a member of the Board's Strategic Planning Committee. Mrs. Evans has served in numerous volunteer leadership roles with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA), including Vice President of Educational Issues, Vice President of Programs, Recording Secretary-Delegate Assembly, and Wheaton Cluster Coordinator.

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Patricia O'Neill

Vice President: Patricia O'Neill (District 3)

Mrs. O'Neill was first elected to the Board of Education in 1998 and was elected to her sixth four-year term on November 6, 2018. She has served as the Board's president five times and currently serves as a member of the Board's Policy Management Committee.

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dixon

Jeanette E. Dixon (At-Large)

Ms. Dixon was elected to her first four-year term on November 8, 2016. She currently serves as the chairperson of the Board's Fiscal Management Committee and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. In 2013, Ms. Dixon retired from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) after a 30-year career as a teacher (Social Studies) and principal (White Oak Middle School 1997-2001 and Paint Branch High School 2001-2013).

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Docca

Judith Docca (District 1)

Dr. Docca was elected to her fourth four-year term on November 6, 2018. She currently serves as the chair of the Board's Policy Management Committee and as a member of the Fiscal Management Committee.

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Silvestre

Karla Silvestre (At-Large)

Ms. Karla Silvestre was elected to her first four-year term on November 6, 2018. Ms. Silvestre is a member of the Board's Committee on Special Populations and the Strategic Planning Committee. In addition, she also will serve as the Board’s representative to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education’s Resolutions Committee.

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Smondrowski

Rebecca Smondrowski (District 2)

Mrs. Smondrowski was elected to her second four-year term on November 8, 2016. She currently serves as the chairperson of the Board's Committee on Special Populations and as a member of the Policy Management Committee.

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Wolff

Brenda Wolff (District 5)

Ms. Brenda Wolff was elected to her first four-year term on November 6, 2018. Ms. Wolff is a member of the Board of Education’s Fiscal Management Committee and Committee on Special Populations. She also will serve as the Board’s representative to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education’s Legislative Committee and the Delegate Committee.

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Tadikonda

Student Member: Ananya Tadikonda

Ms. Tadikonda, a senior at Richard Montgomery High School, is the 41st student member of the Board of Education. Ms. Tadikonda serves as the chair of the Board's Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Policy Management Committee. For the past six years, she has held several student government leadership positions.

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