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Last modified: 6/29/2012 10:04:08 PM
News Release

June 29, 2012
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications


Dr. Hite’s Message to the PGCPS Community

UPPER MARLBORO, MD—Superintendent Hite released the following statement to the community regarding his decision to leave Prince George’s County Public Schools:

Dear Prince George’s County Public Schools community,

After much consideration and consultation with my family, I have decided to accept an offer to become Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. This was not an easy decision. Together, we have shared many successes during my six years here. I could not have asked for a more supportive Board of Education, more eager students, or more dedicated teachers, administrators and staff. I thank you for embracing my vision for Prince George’s County Public Schools and for the role that you played in making that vision a reality.

Throughout my tenure, I have emphasized the need to create world-class schools that prepare our students for college and the workplace. I am certain that work will continue despite the challenges ahead. As we approach this time of transition, I am committed to ensuring a smooth start to the school year and will keep you posted on my official last day. 

On a personal note, my wife and I have been proud to call this wonderful county our home. Leaving treasured friends and colleagues is difficult under any circumstances.  And most of all, we will miss our beautiful, talented, and hardworking students.  We will always be grateful for the kindness that you have shown over the years and wish you well in your future pursuits.


Best regards,



About PGCPS: Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, over 125,000 students and nearly 18,000 employees. With an annual budget of $1.795 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities. PGCPS is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and initiatives, including the expansion of Advanced Placement courses and partnerships with businesses and institutions of higher learning.