UPDATE: Statement from BOE President Eve Robinson:
It is with regret that we will be voting to accept Dr. Kendra Johnson’s resignation as Superintendent of Montclair Schools at our next board meeting. We congratulate Dr. Johnson on her new position. During her time in our school community, Dr. Johnson’s passion, care and advocacy for the children of our district was evident. We thank her for her service to Montclair and our schools.
The Montclair Board of Education recognizes the District’s need for consistent leadership. The Board of Education will be meeting in Executive Session on Monday evening, after our public meeting to discuss a transition plan and steps that will to be taken toward the ultimate goal of recruiting and appointing a permanent Superintendent.. That plan will be shared with the community as soon as possible.
Howard County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano, at a Thursday, July 11 Board of Education meeting, advanced the name of Dr. Kendra Johnson, the current superintendent at Montclair Public Schools, to the position of Community Superintendent for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. The Howard County Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 to approve Johnson’s appointment with a starting date to be determined.
Dr. Kendra Johnson was appointed superintendent of Montclair Schools back in April 2018 at a special meeting, after the district had three years of interim superintendents following Penny MacCormack’s resignation in 2015.
Dr. Johnson could not be reached for comment. Howard County has a large school system of roughly 56,000 students; there are three community superintendents serving the district under the superintendent and deputy superintendent.