Billie-Jean Bensen – Managing a MoCo High School During the Pandemic
Teacher of the Year Award Presented by Kent Mason
Managing a MoCo High School During the Pandemic
Ms. Billie-Jean Bensen is a career educator in Montgomery County Public Schools. She began her career as a social studies teacher in several schools including a department head position before becoming a school-based administrator. For two years, Ms. Bensen was in central office as the Executive Director to the Community Superintendents. She spent 10 years as a middle school principal and she is currently in her eighth year as the principal of Rockville High School. Billie-Jean has had the opportunity to teach and lead in up-county, down-county and mid-county schools. She has held leadership positions in the system’s local leadership chapters and she is currently the lead of the high school principals’ organization. Originally from Connecticut, Billie-Jean and her husband have lived in Montgomery County for her entire working career. She is the proud mom of two MCPS graduates and grandma to one, with one on the way.