Monica Goldson

Monica Goldson


Prince George’s County Public Schools

San Diego, CA USA

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Monica Goldson


My road in life has been direct.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
I started my career as a high school mathematics teacher.
After teaching for a number of years, I went back to school to earn my master’s degree in educational leadership and administration.
As I gained experience, I was able to move up from classroom teacher to mathematics specialist, assistant principal, and then principal.
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.
After that, I served as the deputy superintendent for teaching and learning, where we decided what curriculum our students would learn.
Finally, I became the CEO for the school district and have been serving in this position for the last four years.
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High School
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Bowie State University
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Howard University



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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

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.