10 Educational Leaders and Organizations
In Prince George’s County
You Need To Know
- Theresa Saunders: Is the president of the Prince George’s County Council of PTAs. Ms. Saunders has more than 25 years of executive management, business development and financial systems experience in the public and private sectors. She has managed financial operations and testified before Congress on the financial structure of various DC government agencies such as DC Lottery, Public Works, Housing and Economic Development, and Grants Management and Development. She received her BBA in accounting from George Washington Univ. She received MBA in finance and an MPA in public policy from Howard University, both degrees summa cum laude
- The Consortium of Concerned Organizations: Is made up of the County Council of PTAs; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) — Prince George’s County Branch; Casa de Maryland; the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); the Urban League of Greater Washington; Prince George’s County Contractors Association, the Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel (ASASP); and AFSCME Local 2250.
- Joe Murchison: President, Side by Side, Inc. a faith-based nonprofit organization that works to strengthen public schools in Laurel, Md., Side by Side offers programs through the first: Family Academy in Prince George’s County designed to support public schools.
- Christian Rhodes: Appointed by County Executive Rushern Baker, Mr. Rhodes is responsible for improving coordination among various branches of county government, including the formulation of a comprehensive and effective school budget, pursuit of educational innovation and reform and advocacy on both a state and national level, all roles traditionally held by the school board.
- Baron Howard: CEO & Founder, Entrepreneur's Success Builders Network (ESBN). He is a keynote speaker, expert Life Principles Coach. ESBN provides workshops in areas of successful life skill principles, entrepreneurship, relationships, credit worthiness, one on one coaching, develop programs for groups, organizations, and businesses.
- Toni A. Smith: Executive Director of In Reach, Inc., an organization which prepares students living in Prince George's County, Maryland for college, work and life.
- Cynthia Hammond-Davis: Executive Director, The Light Of The City Resource Center increases four-year college rates for students by providing college counseling/advising expertise that serves the unique interest of each family.
- Dr. Juanita Miller: Chair of the NAACP Education Committee. Dr. Miller has over 35 years of experience working in public education in both Maryland and Washington, DC.
- Dr. Alycia Marshall: Dr. Marshall founded Educational Excellence in 2004, and has assessed and tutored students in mathematics from elementary through college. Throughout her tenure, Dr. Marshall has taught mathematics for a total of 14 years. Dr. Marshall is the Chief Executive Officer of the company and continues to tutor Educational Excellence students.
- Dr. Courtland Lee: Dr. Courtland Lee is a Professor in the College of Education, University of Maryland. He earned a Bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Hofstra University, and a Master's degree in guidance and counseling from Hunter College of the City University of New York. He received his doctorate in counseling from Michigan State University. His area of specialization is multicultural counseling.
Dr. Mike Robinson is the creator of the National Men Make A Difference Day for Student Success and the host of Parent Talk Live. Dr. Robinson is a leading voice/expert on parental engagement and community outreach in education. He is also the CO- CEO of Forest Of The Rain Productions, an Internet communication company, whose mission is to expand the voices in and about education.