A Platinum PartnerPrince George's County Public Schools
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.
Our mission statement defines the scope of our work and communicates what we hope to contribute to society as a result.
To provide a great education that empowers all students and contributes to thriving communities.
Our vision statement paints a future where all students, regardless of background or experiences, have access to high-quality learning environments, a broad array of educational opportunities, and effective support systems that equip them to graduate college and career ready.
PGCPS will be a GREAT school system recognized for providing education services which ensure that every student in our diverse school district graduates ready for college and careers in a global society.
Teach. Learn. Love.
Prince George’s County Public Schools is on the path to be Great By Choice. The SY16–SY20 PGCPS Strategic Plan is the roadmap that will guide us toward achieving the vision for all students to graduate ready for success in college and/or careers of their choice. It is centered on our fundamental belief that students are our priority and all students can
achieve at high academic levels.
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is seeking dynamic educators from across the nation who believe all children can achieve greatness. We are looking for talented educators who are committed, focused on making a difference, and hold (or are eligible) for a teacher certificate issued by the Maryland State Department of Education. We encourage you to submit an application online today! Human Resources reviews applications, credentials and other pertinent details frequently. A candidate selected for an interview will be contacted by an HR Partner or Administrator.
5 REASONS TO JOIN US
- Nationally-Recognized Professional Development: Third in the state for Nationally Board Certified Teachers. PGCPS leads the industry! Mentorship, monthly professional development and a robust leadership pipeline support teachers seeking to advance their careers.
- We Are #PGCPSPROUD: PGCPS is embarking on an ambitious new chapter of #PGCPSPride! Be a part of our journey!
- Innovation and Opportunity: Whether you choose to teach in one of our specialized programs or in a community school, you have options! Create a path aligned to your interests and enjoy cutting edge technology to bring your classroom to life!
- Location, Location, Location: Bordering the nation’s capital, we offer affordability and generous benefits including: laptop computers, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and incentives to serve in our high needs schools.
- Community-powered Schools: Strong ties with community partners, leaders, parent organizations and local colleges and universities help bring the community into your classroom! Our partners go above and beyond to invest in our schools.
Excellence – Equity – Effectiveness – Expectations
A product of the county schools, Dr. Goldson has spent her entire 27-year career in PGCPS, steadily climbing the ranks from the classroom to district leadership. Dr. Goldson believes in creating experiences that propel students to their highest levels of excellence. She increased student access to dual enrollment college credit years before state legislation granted free access to such programs. She oversaw higher passing rates on Advanced Placement exams, which gained PGCPS national recognition from The College Board. Most recently, she created a process to enhance access for all eighth-grade students to the county’s premier specialty program, Science and Technology.
-Dr. Monica E. Goldson
Our teachers & staff
Each day, more than 19,000 teachers and staff serve the students and families of Prince George’s County Public Schools. They are the engine that keep our schools running. They are the heroes that help our students grow and thrive. They could be anywhere in the world. But they choose to be here. Here’s why they joined — and why they stay.
Workforce Diversity Task Force
The Workforce Diversity Task Force developed a systematic plan to attract, develop, and retain a high quality workforce that represents the cultural diversity of students and the community.
Equity & Employee Relations
As the school system’s Diversity Recruitment Executive Coordinator, Tomas Rivera-Figueroa oversees the recruitment and hiring of Latino educators to serve our fast-growing Hispanic population – work that comes full circle with his own children’s success.Hispanics compose 17 percent of Prince George’s County residents, yet make up 32 percent of PGCPS students, representing the school system’s fastest-growing demographic. With average growth of 1.5 percent annually, PGCPS could be a majority Latino school system within a decade if current trends hold.
This demographic shift, paired with research that shows teachers of color help close achievement gaps for minority students, underscores the importance of hiring Hispanic educators, currently just 4.4 percent of PGCPS staff. Last year, diversity recruitment efforts consisted of more than 30,000 miles of travel in nine states at about 50 recruiting events. Nearly 90 new Latino teachers joined PGCPS this year – the most in four years.
Get In Touch
Sasscer Administration Building
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
School Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm
The Prince George’s County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to designated youth groups.