• News Release: PGCPS Administrator to Participate in Leadership Program

    September 19, 2016
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Instructional Director Dr. Carletta Marrow was selected by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, to participate in its inaugural cohort of Aspiring Women Leaders Program.

    The program was established to help increase the number of women seeking to become CEOs and superintendents of schools by addressing social barriers commonly experienced by women trying to advance to top leadership positions.

    “One of my lifelong goals is to serve as a superintendent of an urban school district,” said Dr. Marrow. “This experience will provide me with empowering tools to one day make a significant difference in the important role of superintendent.”

    Dr. Marrow was selected for exhibiting professional excellence, demonstrating a commitment to the education field, and having a career aspiration of becoming a superintendent. She joins 19 other women from across the nation who hold various roles in the school system -- assistant superintendents, chief academic officers, and more.

    As a participant in the program, Dr. Marrow will be paired with a mentor and coached by a member of AASA National Women’s Leadership Consortium, engage in networking opportunities with other aspiring women leaders from across the country and gain national visibility through presentations at AASA meetings and in webinars.

    “I am a lifelong learner. I look forward to sharing best practices with colleagues who have developed innovative approaches of school leadership that I have been able to integrate into my personal practice,” said Dr. Marrow.

    Dr. Marrow has been an educator for 20 years, 19 in PGCPS. She served as a teacher, English Chairperson, Testing Coordinator, Instructional Coordinator on the middle school level. In addition, she previously served as the Assistant Principal at Northwestern High School, and Principal of Gwynn Park High School and Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School. Dr. Marrow has received a number of awards and accolades, including the 2014 Washington Post Distinguished Educator of the Year.


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    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, 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.