An exclusive interview with Mr. Rushern Baker candidate for County Executive for Prince George's County, Maryland can be heard on the Parents and PGCPS website an EduSocial Network for engaged parents and dedicated educators or downloaded on our 24 hour podcast site: Engaged Parents For PGCPS. Mr. Rushern Baker will appear on eCommunity Affairs. The show is airing now. To join the conversation visit Parents and PGCPS.
Rushern Baker was born in Valdosta, Georgia. As the son of a decorated Vietnam veteran, Rushern experienced life in Okinawa, Japan; North Carolina; and Massachusetts where he graduated from high school. Rushern converted an early struggle with reading to a hearty appetite for books, thanks to the support of his parents and a few dedicated teachers. Rushern attended Howard University where he received his Bachelor's degree in History and later a Juris Doctorate Degree from Howard University Law School. Rushern's professional experiences include serving as an equal opportunity lawyer, economic development specialist, and private practice attorney. The citizens of the 22nd District elected Rushern to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1994, where he served as Chair of the Prince George's Delegation for four years. Baker currently is Executive Director of Community Teachers Institute, a K-12 education reform nonprofit, which is based in Landover, MD. While at Howard University, Rushern met and married Christa Beverly, a graduate of Howard University's undergraduate program and William and Mary Law School. The couple has three children, two attending public school in Prince George's County and one in college at Cooper Union in New York. The Baker family lives in a modest home in Cheverly, Maryland. Visit me online at www.rushernbaker.com