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Prince George's County, Maryland

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III to Participate in “Principal for a Day” Program


For Immediate Release: 3/31/2014 7:00 PM

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

County Executive Baker to be “Principal” at DuVal High School

Upper Marlboro, MD – On April 1, 2014, the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will host its annual “Principal for a Day” program across all 205 school locations.  Starting at 9:30 a.m., Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will be “Principal for a Day” at DuVal High School working alongside DuVal Principal Alice Swift-Howard and Marcus Jackson from Six Flags America.  County Executive Baker will also be attending the “Principal for a Day” reception for all participants at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School at 4:30 p.m.

“I am very excited to participate in the “Principal for a Day” program for the third time,” said County Executive Baker. “We have so many outstanding principals at our schools and this program is a fun way to showcase how critically important and challenging this job can be.  I am looking forward to spending the day at DuVal High School, and I wish the best of luck to my fellow “principals” participating in the program.  Principals are paramount to setting the tone and vision for a school and we train some of the state’s best right here in Prince George’s County.  I am eager to meet the students, teachers and staff at DuVal and I hope they are as enthusiastic as I am about spending the day with them.”

Each year, the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce partners with Prince George’s County Public Schools to host Principal for a Day.  The goal of the event is to introduce the business community to the rewards and challenges of education, and inspire active business partnerships within public schools. These business partnerships will help meet specific needs in schools and provide enrichment opportunities for students that go above and beyond the core curriculum.

Additionally, County Executive Baker’s Education Liaison, Christian Rhodes, will be “Principal for a Day” at Mary Harris “Mother” Jones Elementary School in Adelphi and County Executive Baker’s Latino Liaison, Dinora Hernandez, will participate by being a “Principal” at Ceasar Chavez Elementary School in Chillum. 

WHAT:
County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III to Participate in PGCPS “Principal for a Day”

WHO:
County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
PGCPS CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell
PGCPS Board of Education Chair Dr. Segun Eubanks
Business Partners
PGCPS Principals

WHERE/WHEN:
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: DuVal High School, 9880 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD (“Principal for a Day”)
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.:  Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD (Reception