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Parent Talk-Carolyn Boston Newly Elect Board Member PGCPS On Parental Engagement & Other Issues

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Biography Carolyn M. Boston is an elected member of the Prince George’s County, MD Board of Education representing all parents and students in District 6. Ms. Boston’s desire to advocate for parents, students and teachers became prevalent during her tenure as President of the PTA at Robert R. Gray Elementary School where she served diligently for nine years. She was Chairperson of Field Services for the Maryland State PTA Board of Directors and maintained that position for two consecutive years. She has served in various capacities for the Prince George’s County Council of PTA; Vice President of Membership Services and Field Service Representative. While working full time as a Parent Liaison for four years, Ms. Boston was a Mentoring Master Trainer. She is also a facilitator for the Comer Conference Parental Workshops as well as numerous National and State PTA Leadership workshops and conferences to increase advocacy building on behalf of children and parents. She received the Maryland State PTA Highest Award for Lifetime Member Recipient. Ms. Boston served as Vice Mayor and Councilwoman for the Historical Town of Fairmount Heights, Maryland for two terms. Additionally as a community activist, she has been an Associate Member of the Auxiliary to the Landover Hills Volunteer Fire and EMS Department for over six years. She was a former employee of AFSCME AFL-CIO at its headquarters for seven years and shop steward for two years. Ms. Boston is a strong advocate of parent and community involvement. She also has a passion for special needs students. It is her profound belief that Prince George’s County Public School system must be an institution of management transparency and responsible fiscal oversight in order to achieve the highest level of academic success for all students

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