Brenda Wolff Re-Elected as Montgomery County Board of Education President

Brenda Wolff was re-elected as Montgomery County Board of Education President during this morning’s BOE meeting. Vice President Karla Silvestre was also re-elected.

About Brenda Wolff, courtesy of MCPS:

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

Ms. Wolff currently serves as the president of the Board of Education and is a member of the Board’s Fiscal Management Committee.  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.

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.


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