Brenda Wolff Re-Elected School Board President, Karla Silvestre Elected VP

Brenda Wolff was re-elected president of the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education Thursday morning, receiving support from six of the seven board members. Board Member Rebecca Smondroski abstained.

Karla Silvestre received five votes and becomes the new vice president. Smondroski abstained, and Board Member Lynne voted for Smondroski. 

Wolff was elected to the BOE on Nov. 6, 2018.

She is an attorney. For 27 years, she worked for the United States Department of Education She is a member of the board’s Fiscal Management Committee and the board’s representative to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Federal Relations Network Committee as well as the vice chair of MABE’s Legislative Committee.

Silvestre also was elected on Nov. 6, 2018. She chairs the Board of Education’s Strategic Planning Committee, works as a member of the Committee on Special Populations and the Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Committee. In addition, she also serves as the Board of Education’s representative to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education’s Resolutions Committee.

Since moving to Maryland in 2007, Silvestre has served as the Latino liaison for the Montgomery County Executive Office of Community Partnerships and manager of the county’s Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center. She also is Director of Community Engagement at Montgomery College.

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