Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Dr. Monica Goldson, Chief Executive Officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), is the dedicated and transformative leader of the 20th largest school district in the nation. She began her career as a high school mathematics teacher with plans to become an actuary. Within her first few weeks on the job, she realized that education was her true calling. She steadily moved up the administrative ranks, serving in such roles as principal, associate superintendent, deputy superintendent and chief operating officer prior to her appointment as CEO. A member of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Dr. Goldson holds three degrees from HBCUs – a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Florida A&M University, a master’s degree in Elementary and Secondary School Administration from Bowie State University, and a doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy from Howard University. Her two adult sons are both graduates of Prince George’s County Public Schools.
The Community Foundation presented the Civic Heroes Award to four individuals for demonstrating outstanding civic leadership and service dedicated to improving the lives of Prince George’s County residents.