School District of Philadelphia Board of Education Member Maria McColgan Announces Her Resignation

Posted on April 14, 2022
Categories: News, Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA—School District of Philadelphia Board of Education Member Maria McColgan, M.D., has announced that she will resign from the Board, effective May 6, 2022. Dr. McColgan was appointed to the Board in 2018 and currently serves as Chair of the Policy Committee.

“It has truly been an honor to serve the city of Philadelphia, the School District, and most importantly the students and teachers,” Dr. McColgan said. “Over the past four years, we have worked hard to focus on improving student achievement. While much work remains to  be done, I feel optimistic about the direction that we are heading.”

The City’s Educational Nominating Panel, convened April 4, 2022,  will now consider applicants to fill two vacancies on the Board of Education.  More information on this process is available here.

“I want to thank Dr. McColgan for her service on the Board of Education,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “Dr. McColgan was one of my first appointees to the Board and had an important role in returning our city schools to local control. I appreciate her years of leadership and thank her for her contributions and commitment to the Board. I wish her the best in her continued service to children and families.”

“The Board greatly appreciates Dr. McColgan’s insights and contributions to the Board of Education, especially her leadership as Chair of the Policy Committee and her work on streamlining critical policies in support of our Goals & Guardrails,” said Board President Joyce S. Wilkerson.