• News Release: BOE Appoints Acting Chief Executive Officer

    July 12, 2018
    For Immediate Release
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    Deputy Superintendent Dr. Monica Goldson to oversee PGCPS

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- On Thursday, the Prince George’s County Board of Education appointed Dr. Monica E. Goldson to serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). Dr. Goldson will succeed Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, who reached a mutual agreement with the Board of Education to separate from PGCPS, effective immediately.

    Dr. Goldson has served as Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning since 2016. In this role, she led school support initiatives in the areas of curriculum and instruction, special education, testing, college and career readiness, and student services. Prior to Deputy Superintendent, she served as Chief Operating Officer.

    Dr. Goldson will oversee preparations for the 2018-19 school year and collaborate with the Board of Education on the school system’s five focus areas: academic excellence, high-performing workforce, safe and supportive environments, family and community engagement, and organizational effectiveness.

    A product of the county schools, Dr. Goldson has spent her entire 27-year career in PGCPS, steadily climbing the ranks from the classroom to district leadership. She began her career at Suitland High School as a mathematics teacher. She later served as assistant principal for Forestville and Frederick Douglass high schools and principal of Frederick Douglass and Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. high schools.

    County Executive Rushern L. Baker III will announce an Interim Chief Executive Officer to serve for the duration of the school year in the coming weeks.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 207 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.