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  • Statement: Appointment of Dr. Alvin Thornton as Board of Education Chair

    Statement: Appointment of Dr. Alvin Thornton as Board of Education Chair

    December 5, 2018
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001

    Dr. Monica Goldson, Interim Chief Executive Officer, issued the following statement on the appointment of Dr. Alvin Thornton as Chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education:

    “Dr. Alvin Thornton is a revered figure in Maryland public education. His vast knowledge of school system operations, funding and equity combined with his commitment to excellence will serve our students and families exceptionally well. As a former three-term chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education, he has a clear understanding of school board governance and the Administration’s roles and responsibilities. His unapologetic focus on equity for all students and demonstrated work to ensure high-quality educational opportunities will help advance our programs. I am excited to welcome Dr. Thornton back to the Board of Education.”


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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.