Statement on the Passing of Mr. Reginald Felton, Former Board of Education Member

June 15, 2022

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) and the Montgomery County Public Schools mourn the passing of Mr. Reginald “Reggie” Felton. Elected to the Board in 1994, Mr. Felton served until 2004. He served three terms as president and twice as vice president and sat on many Board committees. His personal and professional commitment to the students and staff of MCPS continues to have a lasting impact. Mr. Felton went on to serve as a member of the Montgomery College Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2015 and on the Board of Directors for the George B. Thomas Learning Academy.  Continuing to demonstrate his lifelong commitment  to public education in Montgomery County.

“On behalf of the Board, we are all deeply saddened by the loss of Reggie Felton.  He was an exemplary Board member.  Passionate, collegial, and committed.  Reggie worked hard to improve educational opportunities for all students, and advocated for high-quality professional development for staff, and safe and modern school facilities. He will be remembered as a leader not only for the public schools, but as a fierce advocate for education in Montgomery County,” said Board President Brenda Wolff. 

“Mr. Felton brought a keen perspective that helped ensure all students were served in Montgomery County Public Schools,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight. “He understood that a high-quality school system with excellence as its core value would ensure that all students could thrive, no matter their background. That belief drove his work and advocacy.”

Mr. Felton held  a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Howard University, a master’s degree in urban studies from Tulane University, and certificates from the Brookings Institution and Harvard Graduate School of Education.


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