Upper Marlboro, MD – Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III announced the appointment of Lyn J. Mundey, a resident of Upper Marlboro, MD to the Board of Education. Ms. Mundey will fill the vacancy on the Prince George’s County Board of Education which resulted from the recent resignation of former School Board Member Carletta Fellows. Ms. Mundey, who attended Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and is the parent of a PGCPS student, is employed as a Management Analyst within the Government Accountability Office.
According to Maryland House of Delegates Bill 1107, the education reform law for Prince George’s County, the County Executive is required to appoint a member to the Board of Education whenever a vacancy occurs. County Executive Baker conducted an open search to fill this vacancy which provided residents of District 7 with an opportunity to apply for the position. Since this vacancy was created as a result of an elected board member leaving office, the County Executive’s appointee must reside in the School Board district where there is a vacancy.
“It was important to give the residents of District 7 the opportunity to get involved, so I continued my practice to assure an open application process. I am pleased with the addition of Ms. Mundey to the Board,” said County Executive Baker. "She will bring a new level of energy and commitment, plus an inspiring story of focus and determination that I am confident will resonate with our students, parents, faculty and staff. Ms. Mundey is invested in our schools as a parent, alumni and true advocate for public education.”
Ms. Mundey has been a resident of Prince George’s County since 1996. She obtained her high school diploma from Bowie High School and is a graduate of the University of Maryland. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Strayer University.
She is an active member of her community serving as a member of the Benjamin Foulois Academy PTA, Blacks in Government (B.I.G), and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). Ms. Mundey has also served as Director of her community HOA Board and is the former Education Co-Chair to the Greater Marlboro Democratic Club (GMDC).
“I am really looking forward to representing the students, families and educators who live and work in District 7. This is an important job which I will take very seriously,” said Ms. Mundey. “I want to thank County Executive Baker for having confidence in me and I will work with my fellow Board Members, the CEO, County Council members as well as state delegates and senators to ensure the our schools improve more rapidly. The more we are all involved, the better off our children will be.”
Ms. Mundey is an active volunteer for Melwood and Habitat for Humanity, and she supports many other organizations, charitable causes, and non-profit organizations within the community. Additionally, she was an active volunteer for the Prince George’s County Literacy Council. She has spent more than ten years of her professional career as a public servant within the federal government working for agencies such as the FBI’s Victim Assistance Unit and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. She currently works for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) as a Management Analyst overseeing the agency’s operating policies and Privacy Program.