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Supporting Services

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Capital Programs


Our Mission

The Department of Capital Programs provides planning, fiscal management, and project oversight to deliver safe, optimally-sized, modern educational facilities that support transformative educational experiences for all PGCPS students and communities.

Our Purpose

The department manages the planning and implementation of all PGCPS renovation and construction projects.

Department Leadership

Shayla Taylor


Will Smith

Project Management Supervisor

Ricardo Smith

Fiscal Supervisor

Dawn Holton

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Areas of Responsibility

The work of the department is divided into four areas of responsibility: 


Department Collaborations

Department of Capital Programs work calls for collaboration across several PGCPS departments to ensure the planning and implementation of all projects align with the district’s standards and community expectations.

Blueprint Schools Program

Leadership: Shawn Matlock, Director,

The Department of Capital Programs works with the Alternative Infrastructure Planning & Development Department on the Blueprint Schools Program. This program is a private, public partnership (P3) model designed to accelerate the delivery of modernized schools.

Purchasing and Supply Services

Leadership: DeNerika Johnson, Director,

Additionally, the Department of Capital Programs works with Purchasing and Supply Services to initiate and execute procurement of design and construction services. To learn more about construction procurement, click here.

Department of Capital Programs Staff Directory

General Administration

First Name Last Name Email Title
Shayla Jackson Director
Kalisa Bell Program Coordinator
Charmelia Smith-Baxter Administrative Secretary
Robin Willingham Senior Clerk Typist


Facilities Design & Permitting

First Name Last Name Email Title
Dawn Holton Design Supervisor
Pershey Drayton CADD Operator
George Dreszer CADD Operator
Victor Johnson
Project Design/Inspection/Code Review Coordinator
William Johnson Construction Cost Estimator
Ron Skyles Architectural Project Manager


Fiscal Management

First Name Last Name Email Title
Ricardo Smith Fiscal Supervisor
Ashley Carter Accounting Technician
Aretha Heigh Budget Technician
Lucian Musawwir Fiscal Analyst
Laura Pitt Financial Analyst
Nickoya Hoyte Accounting Technician
Wanda Ravnall Accounting Technician


Project Management

First Name Last Name Email Title
Will Smith Project Management Supervisor
Joseph Howell Project Manager III
Ricardo Garcia Project Manager III
Rexie Fernando Project Manager II
Anoop Gupta Project Manager II
Don Howerton Project Manager II
Hiwot Haileselassie Project Manager II
Henry Lewis Project Manager II
Sean Nickols Project Manager II
Sunday Owolabi Project Manager II
Tammy Higgs-McCarroll Assistant Project Manager

Documents & Presentations

Capital Projects & EFMP Update Meeting - 06/11/2024 | Recording; Presentation (English, Spanish, French); Q&A (English, Spanish, French)