Baker names Boston as vice chair of Prince George’s school board

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) has tapped Carolyn M. Boston (District 6) to serve as the vice chairman of the Board of Education.

Boston, who was elected to the school board in 2010 and has served as its vice chairman since December, is Baker’s final appointment in the school governance overhaul.

“I’m pleased that Carolyn Boston will remain as vice chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education. Her experience and history with the Board will serve as a bridge during this transition in school governance,” Baker said in a statement. “Throughout her tenure on the Board of Education Ms. Boston has earned the respect of her colleagues and has been an advocate for her constituents, students, parents and teachers.”

Boston, a resident of Fairmount Heights, previously worked as a parent liaison for the school system. She also served as president of the PTA at Robert R. Gray Elementary School for nine years.

Under the legislation that was approved in April by state lawmakers, Baker was given the power to select the new schools chief, appoint three new board members and name the board chair and vice chair.

Last month, he named Kevin Maxwell, the Anne Arundel County School Superintendent, as the district’s chief executive officer.

Baker also appointed Segun Eubanks, Beverly Anderson and and Daniel Kaufman to the board. He selected Eubanks as the board chairman.

The legislation required that Baker select a vice chairman from the nine elected board members.

Ovetta Wiggins covers Maryland state politics in Annapolis.

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