MCPS Honors Retiring Dr. Judith Docca, Longtime BOE Member
MCPS held a retirement celebration for Dr. Judith Docca, longtime Montgomery County Board of Education member, at the Universities at Shady Grove on Nov. 29.
Dr. Docca spent 38 years with MCPS—as a teacher, human relations specialist, assistant principal at Montgomery Blair High School and principal at Argyle Middle School. She was elected to four four-year terms on the Board of Education. The Montgomery Blair High School Jazz Combo played during the celebration; there was also a performance from the NAACP’s Afro Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) vocalist Kevin Dukes.
Numerous speakers offered remarks in person or in tribute videos on Dr. Docca’s leadership, legacy, community involvement and activism. Speakers included Dr. Monifa McKnight, MCPS superintendent of schools; Board colleagues past and present; Craig Rice, Montgomery County Councilmember; Desirea Hughes, president of the Silver Spring chapter of The Links and Michelle Gill, president of the Theta Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
The MCPS Educational Foundation is creating a scholarship in Dr. Docca’s name.