UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has recently named Monique Whittington Davis, Ed.D. as Deputy Superintendent of Schools. In this role, Davis will oversee the divisions of Academics, Human Resources and Performance Management, as well as the Associate Superintendents over all county schools.
“I am very pleased to have Dr. Davis join us,” said Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell, Ph.D. ”She brings a deep understanding of our school system and possesses the vision to move our students toward higher achievement.”
A graduate of Bowie High School, Davis brings more than 20 years of experience to the position and has deep ties to Prince George’s County. She started her career in education as a teacher at Thomas Pullen Creative and Performing Arts School, then served as academic coordinator at Kettering Middle School and assistant principal at Glenarden Woods and Robert R. Gray elementary schools. Davis was appointed to her first principalship at Henry G. Ferguson Elementary in 2003, which merged with Eugene Burroughs Middle School in 2009 to become Accokeek Academy. In 2010, she transitioned to Anne Arundel County Public Schools where she most recently served as Regional Assistant Superintendent.
With a passion for bringing out the best in her students and staff, Davis has always focused on raising student achievement and building capacity in her school teams. While serving as principal of Henry G. Ferguson Elementary, she increased reading scores on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) by 36.1 percentage points over a six-year period. She trained staff to support each other through collaborative planning, peer observations, school visitations and monthly learning walks. She has also implemented a number of strategies to build partnerships with parents, including hosting parent empowerment workshops, volunteer programs, conferences and “Parent Book Talks.”
Davis earned her Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She earned her master’s degree in elementary education from Bowie State University, and completed her undergraduate studies in mass communication from Hampton University in Virginia.