Dr. Monica Goldson Appointed PGCPS Interim CEO
By PRESS OFFICER
P.G. County Public Schools
LARGO, MD (July 24, 2018)—On July 23, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III announced the appointment of Dr. Monica Goldson as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). A 27-year veteran of PGCPS, Goldson brings deep knowledge of PGCPS and a commitment to improving public confidence in the school system.
“I believe that Dr. Monica Goldson is the right person at the right time to lead our school system,” said County Executive Baker. “She believes that every child has seeds of greatness in them and that it is her job to lead and help those seeds grow. And I am confident that she will move us in the right direction. It is time for us to turn the page and start anew. With rising enrollment, growing specialty programs, expansion of Pre-K and reduction in truancy rates, we must continue our march forward and work to provide our children with a good education.”
Dr. Goldson has steadily climbed the PGCPS leadership ranks, most recently serving as Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. In this role, she oversaw initiatives in curriculum and instruction, special education, testing, college and career readiness, and student services. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer.
“I am humbled to have this opportunity. It is truly an honor to lead a school system that made me who I am today,” said PGCPS Interim CEO Dr. Monica Goldson. “Throughout my career, I have been privileged to oversee every department in the school system and I know what the work should look like. I am focused on doing what’s best for children, returning resources to our schools and making sure that over the next 30 days, we prepare to receive students when the new school year begins on September 4th.”
Dr. Goldson was unanimously selected July 12 by the Board of Education to serve as Acting CEO, succeeding Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell. Last week, she announced a reorganization of central office executive-level and managerial positions with the goal of redirecting at least $1 million to schools.
A Potomac High School graduate, Dr. Goldson has spent her entire career with PGCPS. She began as a mathematics teacher at Suitland High School. She later served as assistant principal of Forestville and Frederick Douglass high schools and as principal of Frederick Douglass and Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. high schools.
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. The first day of school is September 4.
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts, has 208 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, D.C. 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.
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County Executive Baker Announces Recipients of 2018 Community Partnership Grants
Approximately $1.4 Million Awarded to Nonprofits to Impact People and Communities in Prince George’s County
By PRESS OFFICER
P.G. County Government
Upper Marlboro, MD (July 19, 2018)—The Office of the County Executive is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the 2018 Community Partnership Grants. The County Executive awards approximately $1.4 million in funding to 120 eligible nonprofits that serve the residents of Prince George’s County. The Community Partnership Grants are designed to provide support funding to organizations that help to improve the quality of life for people and communities through community-based programs and valuable services.
“These grants are going to 120 amazing nonprofit organizations that mentor our youth, support our senior citizens, provide resources for new mothers, aide those facing addiction and mental health challenges, create art, celebrate our history, diversity, and culture, and provide critical services to our residents,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “I want to thank all of the applicants for the outstanding work they have done throughout our communities and congratulate the 2018 recipients of the Community Partnership Grant.”
Organizations that are interested in receiving CPG funds must submit an application and go through a very competitive review process. The Office of Management and Budget/Grants Management Unit reviews each application to ensure that all outlined eligibility requirements are met. Additionally, there is an Executive Review Panel that conducts a full evaluation of all complete applications. Visit https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3013?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery to view the recipient listing online and more information on the grant process.
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