County Executive

Prince George's County, Maryland

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

For Immediate Release: 7/10/2013 6:30 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson Deputy Manager of Communications/Press Secretary Office of the County Executive (240) 619-9400

Upper Marlboro, MD –Today, 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.

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.