Board of Education / Member Curtis Valentine, M.P.P. Biography
  • Member Curtis Valentine, M.P.P. Biography

    Member Curtis Valentine, M.P.P. Biography

    Curtis Valentine is currently At-Large Member of the Prince George's County Public School Board of Education where he serves as Chair of the Policy, Legal, and Legislative Committee. Curtis champions the increase of male educators through the creation of the Male Educator Network of PGCPS (MENofPGCPS) and their #RealMenTeach campaign. Curtis also champions increasing parental engagement of fathers through the creation of the #FatherhoodForum.

    Curtis has partnered with fraternities, sororities, local businesses, faith-based institutions, unions, and community organizations to fulfill the missions of MENofPGCPS and the #FatherhoodForum. The MENofPGCPS have led to a dramatic increase in the number of male educators in PGCPS through school-based and county-wide workshops celebrations of over 400 male educators. The MENofPGCPS has presented at the Inaugural Black Male Educators Convening and its success is published in the Journal of Multicultural Education. The #FatherhoodForum have engaged with over 900 fathers through school-based and county-wide events and workshops.

    Curtis is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Prince George’s Community College. Curtis also serves as a mentor with the Diverse Male Student Initiative (DMSI) at PGCC and founder of the “PGCC-to-Morehouse” Pipeline to support students transferring to Morehouse College.

    Curtis is a graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. At Harvard Kennedy School’s Commencement, Curtis received the highest student honor: the Robert F. Kennedy award for excellence in public service for his work in post-Katrina New Orleans. In 2014, Curtis was awarded an International Affairs Fellowship with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). As a fellow, Curtis will be promoting American economic competitiveness by examining the education reform efforts of four developed counties while helping to create a national strategy to reform America’s public education system.

    Curtis has consulted with the National Council on Teacher Quality and the Echoing Green Foundation on increasing the number of young Americans interested in teaching and supporting Echoing Green Fellows, respectively. Curtis is a Contributor to the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Path To Teach Blog, and the Council on Foreign Relation’s Renewing America blog.