• News Release: PGCPS Announces Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

    News Release: PGCPS Announces Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

    July 31, 2018
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- Today, Dr. Monica Goldson, Interim Chief Executive Officer, announced appointments to the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) executive leadership team.

    “We remain focused on academic excellence, a high-performing workforce, safe and supportive environments for students and staff, family and community engagement, and organizational effectiveness,” said Dr. Goldson. “Our Executive Team members will implement this work to realize our vision of preparing all students for college and careers in a global society.”

    The appointments include Dr. Kara L. Miley-Libby, Chief Academic Officer; Dr. Douglas A. Strader, Chief Accountability Officer; Dr. W. Wesley Watts Jr., Chief Information and Technology Officer; Dr. Helen Coley, Chief of School Support and School Leadership; Dr. Gwendolyn Mason, Chief of Special Education and Student Services; and Christian Rhodes, Chief of Staff.  

    Howard Burnett, a former Chief of Human Resources, has rejoined PGCPS as Acting Chief of Human Resources. Dr. Watts and Chief Information Officer Youssef Antar will continue serving in their current roles until the Chief of Operations position is filled.

    Searches for chiefs of Communications and Community Engagement, Operations, Human Resources and Finances will begin this week.

    Executive Team members’ biographies are available online.

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    About PGCPS:  Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the nation's 20th largest school district, has 206 schools and centers, more than 136,500 students and 22,000 employees. Under the leadership of CEO Dr. Monica Goldson and the Prince George's County Board of Education, 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 college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.