Former Montgomery County Councilwoman Nancy Navarro will join the Montgomery County Public Schools leadership team as Senior Advisor for External Affairs in the Office of the Superintendent.
It was announced Thursday by Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight herself, who said that “Nancy brings exceptional skill and track record in policymaking in Montgomery County on the issues we face now.”
Navarro served 13 years on the County Council, where she represented District 4 and served as chair several times. Navarro was also an elected member of the same county Board of Education, where she served as president and vice president.
“I look forward to working with her to deepen our relationships across the district that will help us instill respect and compassion in the citizens of tomorrow, achieve excellence for all MCPS students, and provide a safe and welcoming environment for all,” McKnight added.
Navarro's new role will focus on advancing the priorities of the Board of Education and key priorities of the school system. She will foster positive relationships with external partners, engage in outreach with community stakeholders, and collaborate with the Community of Practice “as they recommend essential corrective actions across the system.”
In addition to his elected positions, President Barack Obama appointed Navarro to the White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
She has received the “Women Who Dare” Leadership Award from the Maryland Department of Education, the Leadership Award from the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Humane Spirit for Diversity and Equity Award from the National Children's Center. and Families. In 2021, Navarro was elected to the National Academy of Public Administration.