• News Release: County Executive Names Appointment for Vacant Board of Education Seat

    News Release: County Executive Names Appointment for Vacant Board of Education Seat

    November 20, 2019
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of the County Executive
    301.952.5980
    John Erzen, II, Deputy Chief of Staff

    LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced today her nomination of Mr. Bryan M. Swann to fill the vacant seat for the Prince George’s County Board of Education, District Four.  Mr. Swann was chosen from a pool of highly-qualified candidates who were interviewed after the County Executive spoke with County leadership and held an open application process for residents of Board District Four.

    “Bryan Swann will be a strong advocate for students and teachers not just in Board of Education District Four, but for every school and community in our County,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.  “His background and knowledge in budget analysis and operational management will make him a strong asset to our Board, helping us navigate the challenges and opportunities we face for Prince George’s County Public Schools.”

    Mr. Swann, who has two children in the school system, currently works at the U.S. Department of Treasury as the Deputy Director of the Office of Financial Management.  He brings a number of skills with him from this role, including budget forecasting, execution and reconciliation.  Mr. Swann previously worked in the Obama White House, the U.S. Department of Defense, and has private sector experience, giving him an extensive policy and project management background that will assist our Board of Education in its mission to provide a great education to every student. 

    Mr. Swann’s educational background is also local, as he received his B.S. in Business Management and his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.  He also completed his M.P.A. at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a focus on Studies in Educational Policy and Digital Government.  Mr. Swann is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having received several medals for his service to our country.

    "As a product of PGCPS, I am proud to serve the community I grew up in,” said Mr. Bryan Swann.  Our County has a rich foundation to build upon but significant work lays ahead.  I look forward to working with the other board members, administration, schools, communities, and parents to advocate and champion excellence with equity for our children.  I'll see you at work!”

    This marks the fourth appointment to the Prince George’s County Board of Education for County Executive Alsobrooks.  She previously appointed Dr. Alvin Thornton to serve as Board Chair, and both Paul Monteiro and Sandra Shephard to serve as Board Members.  Mr. Swann’s appointment to the vacant seat for Board of Education District Four is subject to County Council confirmation.  If confirmed, Mr. Swann will serve the remainder of the term for the Board District Four seat, which runs until December 2020.  The primary election for this seat, as well as several other seats, is scheduled for April 2020.

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    About PGCPS: Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 206 schools and centers, more than 134,000 students and 22,000 employees. Under the leadership of Dr. Monica Goldson, 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 college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.