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County Executive Baker Announces…

…Appointment of Carolyn M. Boston as Vice Chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education

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County Executive Baker Announces Appointment of Carolyn M. Boston as Vice Chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education

Upper Marlboro, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker,  III announced the appointment of Carolyn M. Boston as Vice Chair of the Prince  George’s County Board of Education, a position she currently holds.  Under  recently enacted Maryland law, HB-1107, the County Executive is charged with  nominating the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Education.  The Vice  Chair must be selected from one of the elected members of the Board if the Chair  is one of the appointed members.  County Executive Baker previously  appointed Dr. Segun Eubanks to serve as the new Board Chair.  On June 28,  County Executive Baker announced his selection of Dr. Kevin Maxwell as Prince  George’s County Public Schools’ Chief Executive Officer.

“I am pleased that Carolyn Boston will remain as Vice Chair  of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.  Her experience and  history with the Board will serve as a bridge during this  transition in school governance,” said Prince George’s County Executive  Rushern L. Baker, III. “Throughout her tenure on the Board of Education Ms.  Boston has earned the respect of her colleagues and has been an advocate for  her constituents, students, parents, and teachers.”

In June, County Executive Baker appointed three new members  to the Board of Education.  Former Provost and Vice President of the  University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Dr. Beverly Anderson of Fort  Washington, and Dr. Daniel Kaufman of Bowie,  Executive Vice President and head of Widmeyer Communications’ PreK-12 education  practice in Washington, D.C. and New York City.  Mr. Curtis  Valentine of Fort  Washington, a  consultant with the Imagine Foundation, was appointed by the Prince George’s  County Council.

In Selecting Ms. Boston, Reform Sasscer Movement believes County Executive Baker was sending a message of bridging the gap and the fight against discrimination and harassment throughout the Prince George’s County School system. We look forward to working with her and the entire Board in transforming the future of our kids with great affection in PG County.  May God Bless the United States.

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BIO OF CAROLYN M. BOSTON   Carolyn M. Boston is an elected member of the Prince  George’s County, MD Board of Education representing all parents and students in  District 6.   Carolyn M. Boston has been a resident of Prince George’s  County for over forty years.  She has two successful adult daughters who  both are alumnus of Prince George’s County Public Schools and three  granddaughters who currently attend elementary, middle and high schools in  Prince George’s County Public Schools.

Ms. Boston’s desire to advocate for parents, students and  teachers became prevalent during her tenure as President of the PTA at Robert  R. Gray Elementary School where she served diligently for nine years.  She  was Chairperson of Field Services for the Maryland State PTA Board of Directors  and maintained that position for two consecutive years.  She has served in  various capacities for the Prince George’s County Council of PTAs; Vice President  of Membership Services and Field Service Representative.

While working full time as a Parent Liaison for four years,  Ms. Boston was a Mentoring Master Trainer. She is also a facilitator for the  Comer Conference Parental Workshops as well as numerous National and State PTA  Leadership workshops and conferences to increase advocacy building on behalf of  children and parents.  She received the Maryland State PTA Highest Award  for Lifetime Member Recipient.

Ms. Boston also served as Vice Mayor and Councilwoman for the  Historic Town of Fairmount Heights, Maryland for two terms.

Additionally as a community activist, she has been an  Associate Member of the Auxiliary to the Landover Hills Volunteer Fire and EMS  Department for over six years.  She was a former employee of AFSCME  AFL-CIO at its headquarters for seven years and shop steward for two years.

Ms. Boston is a strong advocate of parent and community  involvement. She also has a passion for special needs students.  It is her  profound belief that the Prince George’s County Public School system must be an  institution of management transparency and responsible fiscal oversight in  order to achieve the highest level of academic success for all students.

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Education is important because, first of all, people need to know that discrimination still exists. It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted.
~ Alexis Herman

PGCPS board member Carletta Fellows resigns.

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Reform Sasscer Movement has learned that Ms. Carletta Fellows accused of charging more than $700 of personal expenses to her board-issued credit card has resigned.

According to Prince George’s County Public Schools, Carletta Fellows announced her resignation Thursday. She was elected to the board last year to represent District 7 constituents. During her short tenure in the Board, she worked very hard and created a strong accountability check on previous Board Chairperson Ms. Verjeana Jacobs until Ms. Jacobs lost her position through the legislature by the way of HB1107. Even though she is leaving the Board of Education, this woman of God should be supported even in retirement. If she made a mistake, it’s because she did not know. The fight against corruption must continue ~ A luta continua!

Fellows was the only board member who supported County Executive Rushern Baker’s plan to take over the school system. (Read more Washington post)

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Sincere thank you.

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On August 15, 2011 a group of Democrats, Republicans, and independents from all over Prince George’s County came together to write a blog about our county by people who live in this county. Over two years we have written about great stories, perspectives, successes, failures of our county, covered times of concern, and pushed for a better county through the legislation. We plan to continue helping innovate the county in corroboration with the new county leadership now that our New CEO is in place.

Our Editorial Board will continue to publish and support the new CEO and our County Executive. If you know anything of concern which needs to be fixed, share it with us and we will corroborate to help make sure it is addressed. Some issues deserves a quick fix and others take a long time to address.

We love this county and as individuals are pumped to continue pushing to make our community better for everyone.

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worship of false gods in PG and elsewhere.

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You shall have no other gods before Me…

We worship false gods when our heroes are determined not by their values but by their financial worth. We idolize people of wealth – and so we pursue lives that will fill our bank accounts and leave our spirit barren.

We impress upon our children the goal of success – and then define it in ways that will leave them spiritually unfulfilled.

We compare the salaries of our educators and our spiritual leaders to the titans of Wall Street, the stars of the sports world and the famous entertainment figures and we have no trouble discerning what the world round about us most reveres.

To believe in God requires us to reject all the false gods of our society that seek only to still the voice of our conscience and the stirrings of our soul.

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Spiritual strength and courage are needed in PGCPS.

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Spiritual strength and courage are needed for our spiritual warfare and suffering. Those who would prove themselves to have true grace, must aim at all grace; and put on the whole armour of God, which he prepares and bestows. The Christian armour is made to be worn; and there is no putting off our armour till we have done our warfare, and finished our course. The combat is not against human enemies, nor against our own corrupt nature only; we have to do with an enemy who has a thousand ways of beguiling unstable souls. The devils assault us in the things that belong to our souls, and labour to deface the heavenly image in our hearts. We must resolve by God’s grace, not to yield to Satan. Resist him, and he will flee. If we give way, he will get ground. If we distrust either our cause, or our Leader, or our armour, we give him advantage. The different parts of the armour of heavy-armed soldiers, who had to sustain the fiercest assaults of the enemy, are here described. There is none for the back; nothing to defend those who turn back in the Christian warfare. Truth, or sincerity, is the girdle. This girds on all the other pieces of our armour, and is first mentioned. There can be no religion without sincerity. The righteousness of Christ, imputed to us, is a breastplate against the arrows of Divine wrath. The righteousness of Christ implanted in us, fortifies the heart against the attacks of Satan. Resolution must be as greaves, or armour to our legs; and to stand their ground or to march forward in rugged paths, the feet must be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.

Ephesians 6:12

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

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Baker introduces new PGCPS schools chief.

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Homecoming is the theme for Prince George’s County Public Schools new CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell. (Pictured above)

Anne Arundel County School Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell returned to North Western high school in PGCPS where he served as principal more than a decade ago to be formally introduced Friday by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) as the new schools chief.

“Welcome home,” said Baker, to applause. “Dr. Kevin Maxwell may not have started in the mailroom, but he did start in the classroom…he has learned every facet of school system operations in his journey, a journey which brings him back to Prince George’s County.”

Dr. Maxwell, who was lauded for his work in Prince George’s, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, will take the helm of Maryland’s second-largest school system after seven years leading Anne Arundel schools. (Read more Washingtonpost) (Read more Hyattsville patch)

In attendance were several senior delegation including  Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Maryland Senators, Delegates, Board of Educations members and senior county officials. Lt. Gov Brown praised Baker’s selection of Maxwell to take on the county school system. He said, “This is the right choice at the right time to lead the Prince George’s County school system to new heights.”

On his part, Dr. Maxwell said “I cannot do this by myself. I need every one of you,” he said to the crowd. “For every one of you who asks what are you going to do, I turn around and ask what are you going to do to help?” He further stated that,  “I’m here for the long haul,”. “I’ve lived here my whole life, I certainly expect to have my contract renewed in four years, and I expect to be here a good while.”

We at Reform Sasscer movement are very thrilled by the selection and look forward to supporting him and our other leaders within the county. Dr. Maxwell seems very articulate in several aspects and seem to understand what has been going on.  He brings a wealth of exeperience. Kudos to the County Executive Rushern Baker and his team!

See video of the event here

 Ceremony in Pictures

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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown praised Baker’s selection of Maxwell

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County Executive Rushern Baker Introducing Dr. Maxwell

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Segun C. Eubanks, Ed.D. ~ BOE Chair speaking to the invitated Guests.

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Mr. Christian Rhodes  ~ Education Policy Advisor at Office of the Prince George’s County Executive.

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From left, Dr. Segun Eubanks, chair of the PGCPS Board of Education, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, New PGCPS CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.

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 Prince George’s County Public Schools new CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell speaking.

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County, State Leaders Welcome New Prince George’s Schools Chief in Pictures.

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It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. ~ Nelson Mandela

Peace of God Transcends ALL.

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Psalm 146:3

‘Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.’

  • We can be tempted to misplace our trust and look to humans for help.
  • We may even think that powerful people can open doors for us.
  • But there is only One who can open a door that no one can shut.
  • There is only One who has your best interests at heart.

PRAYER: Lord, we place our confidence and trust in You and You alone. Help us to be like David, who trusted in You alone and destroyed the giant in the process. Amen.

Have an empowered rest of the week.

Regards,

Reform Sasscer Movement Secretariat for Prince George’s County

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“For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” ~ Jesus Christ

Prince George’s Co. Schools CEO Named

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013  |  Updated 5:57 PM EDT

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Anne Arundel County Superintendent Kevin Maxwell has been named C.E.O. of Prince George’s County Schools.

News4’s Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins broke the news on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

Maxwell worked as a teacher, principal and educational administrator in Prince George’s for 22 years, before becoming Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Schools in 2006. (Read more NBC News4) (Read more Washingtonpost)

Reform Sasscer Movement wishes Superintendent Kevin Maxwell success. We hope that he will address issues concerning racism, discrimination, corruption and others identified  in our blogs. At the moment the following groups are under represented despite having a large population of their members within PG County.  The Latino population and Africans are not part of the management structure despite having the necessary numbers as tax payers within Prince George’s county.( Read more), (more).  There is no African principal in more than 200 schools despite having the percentage. There is only one (1) Latino Principal despite having a large population of Latinos in Prince Georges County. Something is wrong with that picture.  The Time has come to change the status quo and create accountability. “All men are born equal in the eyes of God.”  We hope Superintendent Maxwell and County Executive Baker will embrace all groups without any discrimination as we move forward into the near future and innovate the county. Always remember that, The Earth is not a gift from our parents, it is a loan from our children.  (See our top priorities here)

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Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). ~ Ayn Rand