MCPS Officials: You can contact MCPS officials with questions and comments about the Magnet Program.
Dr. Monifa McKnight (Monifa_B_Mcknight@mcpsmd.org, 240-740-3020) is the Superintendent of MCPS.
Niki Hazel (Niki_T_Hazel@mcpsmd.org, 240-740-3970) is Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instructional Programs
Jeannie Franklin (Jeannie_H_Franklin@mcpsmd.org, 240-740-2562) is the Director for Consortia Choice and Application Program Services
Board of Education: The Board of Education oversees MCPS, and you can write or call them with your concerns.
Montgomery County Board of Education, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850
E-mail: email@example.com, or specific Board members (see list):
Rebecca Smondrowski (firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-279-3617), Chair of the Special Populations Committee
Shebra Evans (Shebra_L_Evans@mcpsmd.org, 301-279-3617), Board Member for District 4, which includes Blair
Judy Docca (Judy_Docca@mcpsmd.org, 301-670-3234), VP of the BOE, member of the Special Populations Committee and former Assistant Principal at Blair
County Government: The County Executive and County Council are the heads of the Montgomery County government.
Marc Elrich (E-mail, 240-777-0311), Montgomery County Executive
Councilmember Craig Rice (Councilmember.Rice@montgomerycountymd.gov, 240-777-7955), Chair of the Council's Education Committee and an alumnus of the Blair Magnet program.
Councilmember Tom Hucker (Councilmember.Hucker@montgomerycountymd.gov, 240-777-7960), Councilman for District 5, which includes Blair.
State Government: You can also advocate for education funding at the state level:
Governor Larry Hogan (web form, 410-974-3901)
The Montgomery County delegation in the Maryland General Assembly (email@example.com, 301-858-3010)
State Senator William Smith (Will.Smith@house.state.md.us, 410-841-3634) of District 20, which includes Blair
State Delegate Sheila Hixson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-841-3469) of District 20
State Delegate David Moon (David.Moon@house.state.md.us, 410-841-3474) of District 20
State Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins (email@example.com, 410-841-3493) of District 20
When you write to your representatives, please let them know how important it is to fund our public schools in MCPS, and in particular, how critical it is to fund special programs like the Blair Magnet. Let them know about the many awards won by Magnet students and the accomplishments of distinguished alumni. Tell them that Montgomery County's special programs have already faced serious cuts over the past decade, and that these programs should not be cut any further. Tell them why the Magnet Program is important to you and why MCPS should continue to fund the Magnet and other special programs for future generations of students.