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Monica Goldson
Monica Goldson

Monica Goldson

Prince George’s County Public Schools

San Diego, CA USA

"If you believe you can do it, you can."

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Day In The Life


I represent 131,000 students and 198 schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland, as superintendent.


Day In The Life Of A School District Superintendent

My Day to Day

I spend a lot of time in meetings. I may be meeting with my own central office staff as we try to execute policies and recommendations for students. I may visit schools and meet with the staff about important topics or things they'd like to execute. The best part of my job is when I actually get to go into classrooms and see students and teachers working.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

  • Graduate Degree

    Educational Leadership and Administration, General

    Bowie State University

  • Doctorate

    Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

    Howard University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

  • 2.

    I started my career as a high school mathematics teacher.

  • 3.

    After teaching for a number of years, I went back to school to earn my master’s degree in educational leadership and administration.

  • 4.

    As I gained experience, I was able to move up from classroom teacher to mathematics specialist, assistant principal, and then principal.

  • 5.

    I eventually worked my way up to chief of operations, where I managed all of the transportation, food services, and construction in the school district.

  • 6.

    After that, I served as the deputy superintendent for teaching and learning, where we decided what curriculum our students would learn.

  • 7.

    Finally, I became the CEO for the school district and have been serving in this position for the last four years.