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County Executive

Prince George's County, Maryland

Statement from County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

For Immediate Release: 1/9/2014 8:13 AM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson | (240) 619-9400

Prince George’s County Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Selected as a Finalist for National Superintendent of the Year Award

Upper Marlboro, MD – Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released the following statement following the announcement that Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), was named today as one of four finalists for the title of 2014 National Superintendent of the Year by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.  47 states throughout the nation submitted their nominee for this prestigious award, which recognizes superintendents for their outstanding leadership, dedication to academic excellence and ability to engage stakeholders in education.

“I congratulate Dr. Maxwell on his selection as one of the four finalists for AASA, The School Superintendent Association’s National Superintendent of the Year award.  It is gratifying to know that Prince George’s County selected not just Maryland’s best Superintendent, but one of the country’s top superintendents to lead our school system. 

The great thing is that Dr. Maxwell is homegrown.  He is a former Prince George’s County Public School System student, teacher, parent, principal and administrator.  We selected him because he knows this County, our schools, and he has the highest expectations for our students.  We have a lot of work to do to rapidly improve our schools, but clearly we have picked the right person for the job.  Dr. Maxwell’s selection as a finalist for this honor and the initiatives he recently presented in his first budget should make the people of Prince George’s County especially proud to know that we have one of America’s top superintendents as a champion for our students, teachers and staff. I am confident that together with Dr. Maxwell and the Board of Education, we will make our schools the very best they can be.”