• News Release: Sandra D. Shephard Joins Latino Policymakers in Chicago for NALEO National Policy Institute on School Governance

    News Release: Sandra D. Shephard Joins Latino Policymakers in Chicago for NALEO National Policy Institute on School Governance

    October 2, 2019
    For Immediate Release
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    UPPER MARLBORO – Prince George’s County Board of Education Member Sandra D. Shephard joined the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund governing board members from throughout the country and leading experts for the NALEO National Policy Institute on School Governance in Chicago from September 27-28.

    The convening provided Shephard and Latino policymakers from across the nation with the opportunity to learn about how partnerships with district leadership can bolster the academic achievement of students. Over two days, Shephard addressed ways school board members can lead school districts toward their mission and goals.

    “It was a great opportunity to be able to attend the NALEO institute to hear the best practices being utilized by other board members across the nation. I acquired knowledge that would benefit our school system and I look forward to discussing this with my other colleagues to continue to strengthen Prince George’s County Public Schools,” stated Shephard.

    During the Institute, Shephard networked with other Latino leaders while acquiring strategies that will help utilize innovative and successful policies and best practices such as establishing shared values, balancing roles and responsibilities, and effectively using fiscal resources to support student success.

    A full agenda with more information about the Institute is available on the NALEO Educational Fund website at www.naleo.org/2019_school_governance.

     

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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.