UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CBSDC) — The search for the new superintendent of the Prince George’s County Public Schools will continue although an interim superintendent has been hired.
The county’s Board of Education announced Dr. Alvin Crawley will serve as the interim superintendent for the upcoming school year.
Crawley will replace William R. Hite, who is stepping down to lead the School District of Philadelphia. The pair will work closely together until Hite’s departure.
Crawley’s first day will be Sept. 4.
The 32-year veteran of the education system currently serves as deputy chief of programming in the District of Columbia Public Schools Office of Special Education.
“I am excited to lead Prince George’s County Public Schools at this critical time,” Crawley said in comments distributed by PGCPS Friday evening. “The school system has made significant academic strides in recent years and I look forward to helping students and teachers continue on that path.”
He has also held high-ranking positions within the Chicago and Boston public school systems.
As Crawley begins his role as interim superintendent, the search for a full-time replacement will continue.
“Over the course of the next few weeks we will engage the public in a series of meet and greets and community forums related to the search process for a permanent superintendent,” school spokesperson Briant Coleman told All-News 99.1.
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