A 32-year veteran educator from the District of Columbia's Public Schools (DCPS) will serve as the interim superintendent in Prince George's County.
The Board of Education named Dr. Alvin Crawley as the temporary replacement for The announcement was made Friday, just three days before the new school year is set to begin.
"I am excited to lead Prince George’s County Public Schools at this critical time,” Crawley said. “The school system has made significant academic strides in recent years and I look forward to helping students and teachers continue on that path. I will work with the Board of Education over the next few weeks to address immediate challenges and enhance successful programs and services.”
He is currently the deputy chief of programming in the DCPS Office of Special Education. He has experience working in Arlington, Chicago and Boston public school systems.
“Dr. Crawley will help to provide stability for our staff, students and families as we search for our next Superintendent of Schools,” said Verjeana M. Jacobs, board chair. “We are confident that his leadership, experience with business operations and policy development, and commitment to narrowing the achievement gap, will serve the Prince George’s County Public Schools community exceptionally well."
Crawley co-authored a book that focused on the efforts made by parents and staff in Arlington Public Schools to eliminate an achievement gap between low-income students, minority students and their peers.
According to PGCPS, Crawley received his bachelor’s degree in communication disorders/education from Hampton University, master’s degree in speech and language pathology from Northeastern University and doctorate in education with a focus on instructional leadership and administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Crawley will start Tuesday, Sept. 4.