News Release: New Principals On Board for the 2016-17 School Year

News Release: New Principals On Board for the 2016-17 School Year

August 3, 2016
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will welcome 29 new principals for the 2016-17 school year.

PGCPS is focused on “growing its own” administrators through the Office of Talent Development’s leadership programs. Most of the new principals previously served as assistant principals or principals in PGCPS. The school district’s administrative procedure for the principal selection process includes opportunities for family involvement to enhance the match between administrators and school communities.

The new principals are as follows:

School New Principal
Bowie High School Robynne Prince
Carole Highlands Elementary School Jevivvien Ray*
Dora Kennedy French Immersion Parfait Awono
Edward M. Felegy Elementary School Trevor Liburd
Fort Washington Forest Elementary School Mark Dennison
Forest Heights Elementary School Peter Thompson
High Point High School Nicole Isley, Acting
Hyattsville Elementary School Teresa Bey*
Imagine Foundations at Morningside Public Charter School Douglas Gaither*
Imagine Lincoln Public Charter School Dallas Lee*
James E. Duckworth Regional School Yolanda Cosby
Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School Brian Jones
Kenilworth Elementary School Kristie Clark
Kingsford Elementary School Renee Jones
Longfields Elementary School Carmen Bell
Mary Harris “Mother” Jones Elementary School Karen Woodson, Acting
Melwood Elementary School Andrew Dalton, Acting
Mt. Rainier Elementary School Jennifer Till*
Oxon Hill High School Regena Williams, Acting
Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion School Shawn Hintz
Port Towns Elementary School Michelle Marek
Potomac High School Nathaniel Laney
Robert Goddard Montessori Deatrice Womack
Rockledge Elementary School Roger Prince
Samuel Chase Elementary School Nicholas Ohlson, Acting
Suitland High School Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Angelique Acevedo-Barron*
Surrattsville High School Katrina Lamont
Thomas S. Stone Elementary School Ashanti Foster
William Wirt Middle School Rhonda Simley


*Pending approval at the first Board of Education meeting in August.


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. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, 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.