Board of Education Elects New Officers
Michael Durso was selected by his colleagues on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to serve as president of the Montgomery County Board of Education for the third time. Shebra Evans was selected as vice president. Both officers will serve a one-year term.
Mr. Durso was elected to his first four-year term in 2010 after being appointed to the Board in June 2009 to finish an unexpired term. He was elected to his second four-year term in November 2014. He is a member of the Board’s Committee on Special Populations.
A resident of Silver Spring, Mr. Durso is a retired educator, whose 44-year career included 13 years with MCPS as principal of Springbrook High School (1996 to 2009). He also served as the principal of Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va., and as principal of Woodrow Wilson High School and Lincoln Junior High School in Washington, D.C. He began his career as a social studies teacher.
Mr. Durso received a degree in American history with a minor in education philosophy from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree from American University in Educational Administration. He is married with four children who are graduates of MCPS.
Mrs. Evans was elected to her first four-year term on November 8, 2016. She is a member of the Board’s Fiscal Management 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.
Mrs. Evans has worked as a financial analyst in the cable and energy industry since 1996. She received a degree in economics and finance from Tennessee State University. She has two children who attend MCPS.