Lyn Mundey was sworn in Monday as the newest member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.
Mundey replaces former school board member Carletta Fellows, who resigned in July after serving six months on the board.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) appointed Mundey to the District 7 seat last month. Mundey’s selection is the fourth appointment Baker has made to the board since June, when a state law went into effect that added four appointed members to the board. Baker previously named three members and the County Council selected one.
Mundey, of Upper Marlboro, graduated from Bowie High School and the University of Maryland. She works as a management analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
She is also a single parent of a seventh-grader.
“She will bring a new level of energy and commitment, plus an inspiring story of focus and determination that I am confident will resonate with our students, parents, faculty and staff,” Baker said in a statement announcing Mundey’s appointment. “Ms. Mundey is invested in our schools as a parent, alumni and true advocate for public education.”
Baker still has another vacancy to fill on the board.
Mundey said she believes she offers a “different perspective and different voice” that doesn’t currently exist on the school board.
“I am a single parent and I know a lot of families in my district that look like mine,” Mundey said. “I want to assist those parents in any way that I can as they try to get what we all want a quality education for our children.”
Former school board member Donna Hathaway Beck (District 9) resigned this month after serving more than seven years on the board. She said she wanted to spend more time with her family.
Christian Rhodes, Baker’s education adviser, said Baker plans to name Hathaway Beck’s replacement by the end of the month.