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Chair Judy Mickens-Murray Biography

After 30 years of distinguished service with the Federal Government as a Civil Servant, Mrs. Mickens-Muray retired from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in December 2010. She served as Chief of the Personal Property Branch of the Logistic Operations Division and as Administrative Officer to the Chief Administrative Officer of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

Mrs. Mickens-Murray was appointed to a 4-year service term in 2021 to the Prince George’s County Hybrid School Board by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks as a board member. She currently serves on the following committees:

  • Chair - Policy & Governance Committee
  • Member - MABE Board of Directors
  • Member - MABE Legislative Committee
  • Member - Prince George’s County Community Schools Steering Committee

She currently assists our students as they embark on a bold journey toward transformation to create and ensure a clear vision, aligned mission, and excellence in education and equity. 

In 2002, Mrs. Mickens Murray was appointed to the Prince George’s County Board of Education by County Executive Wayne K. Curry and Governor Parris Glendening.  Since being appointed, she has made it her focus to provide effective oversight to our public school system.  She served as Chair of the Master Plan Committee. A system that provides a long-range action plan to guide the school system in preparing students for successful citizenship in the twenty-first century and is aligned with Federal legislation such as the No Child Left Behind Act, and State mandates such as the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act.

During the 2006 School Year, she conceptualized and helped implement the Parent Teaching Assistance Program, an unprecedented recruitment, and training program for parents in Prince George’s County to assist teachers in the classroom. She also helped to implement a "Yes, Be Cool - Go to School" public awareness campaign to educate parents, students, and community stakeholders about the importance of good attendance at school.

She also conceptualized and created strategies for meaningful parental involvement with the re-establishment of the Council of Prince George’s County PTAs and helped empower and educate a diverse group of parents on the political process of public education. 

Her Beliefs:

Mrs. Mickens-Murray’s vision in Prince Georges's County is for student achievement. She believes that all students will acquire the knowledge and skill and go on to become productive citizens in the workplace and community of the 21st century.  She advocates for the rights of parents and their children, bringing a unique set of strengths and abilities to the task.  Some of the key points that my goals for student learning build on are:

  1. School readiness for all children. 
  2. Academic achievement for all children
  3. Sound accounting and budgeting processes 
  4. Appropriate fiduciary responsibility over public funds 
  5. Meaningful Parental and Community Involvement

Mrs. Mickens-Murray was educated in the segregated public school system in High Point, North Carolina, and attended North State Business School, also in High Point, North Carolina. The majority of her managerial training was obtained through programs and courses from the Federal Government.