Dear Prince George’s County Public Schools Community,
I am humbled and honored to join Prince George's County Public Schools as Superintendent with the charge of leading more than 130,000 extraordinary students and 20,000 dedicated teachers and staff.
Excellence, inclusion and equity have been the driving forces behind my entire career. The diversity and excellence of Prince George's County embodies the values and dreams I hold close. These pillars not only shape every decision I make, but they will also be the foundation for the action this administration undertakes. I want you to know that a commitment to equitable opportunities and resources for all will guide my work.
Toward that end, I have developed a First 90 Days transition and entry plan — Planting the Seeds: Listen, Learn, Lead — to guide my focus areas as the new superintendent. Since taking the helm of the school system on July 1, my first order of business has been to immerse myself in our diverse community. I have visited schools; met educators, administrators and school board members; attended systemic professional development conferences for our principals and assistant principals; and engaged with families and community members whose roots run deep in Prince George’s County. I have also assembled my Cabinet, blending executive leaders with diverse experiences and a shared commitment to our students.
Over the next few weeks, I will continue to listen and learn, taking account of what is working well, identifying areas for improvement and identifying the steps we need to take to realize our vision of moving PGCPS forward. Following this vital engagement, I will present a comprehensive report based on my observations and findings.
I invite you to join me in the pursuit of excellence that this community deserves. When we merge hope, inspiration and a strong culture with strategy and data, great things are possible. Together, I look forward to forging a path toward excellence, collaboration, trust, and transformation that gives new meaning to “PGCPS Proud.”
I thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing directly from you in the coming weeks. Together, we will take the necessary steps towards cementing the brightest future possible for our students and staff.
Millard House II
The first day of the 2023-2024 academic year is an opportunity to put these plans into action. I plan to personally welcome students, families and staff at schools across the county. My first week of school will be spent in schools and communities where I can observe educators, administrators, support staff and students. I will check in with Board of Education members and meet key personnel. I will begin a regular cadence of video messages to the community, so you can hear from me directly.
As we begin the new school year, a time of change for all of us, we are all in this together. Let’s get to work!