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Montgomery County (Maryland) school board hires new superintendent

June 26, 2024
Thomas Taylor comes to the 160,000-student district from the Stafford County (Virginia) school system.

The Montgomery County (Maryland) school board has voted to appoint Thomas Taylor as its next superintendent.

WJLA-TV reports that Taylor has more than 25 years of experience as an educator and has served six years as a superintendent in two Virginia school systems--the Stafford County and Chesterfield County districts.

"Dr. Taylor has steered Stafford County Public Schools with distinction since November 2021, during which time he oversaw significant advancements in staffing, salaries, and educational opportunities for all students," Stafford County Public Schools said in a news release.

Taylor is replacing Monifa McKnifght, who resigned as Montgomery County superintendent earlier this year in a "mutually agreed separation" about two years into a four-year contract.

The Montgomery County district, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., has more than 160,000 students.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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