Pr. George's Picks Interim Superintendent

D.C. school official tapped for 10-month stay

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012  |  Updated 4:27 PM EDT
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Pr. George's Picks Interim Superintendent

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William Hite last day as Prince George's County Superintendent is September 30.

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Prince George's County has selected an interim superintendent to replace the county's outgoing school chief, who accepted the same position in Philadelphia earlier this summer.

The Prince George's County Board of Education announced Friday that Alvin Crawley, previously deputy chief of programming in the Office of Special Education for D.C. Public Schools, would take over for outing Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. The move becomes effective September 4.

Prior to his work in the District, Crawley served as assistant superintendent of student services in Arlington, Va., and also held jobs in the Chicago and Boston public school systems. He is expected to be in his position for about 10 months while county officials look for a permanent replacement.

“Dr. Crawley will help to provide stability for our staff, students and families as we search for our next superintendent,” Board of Education Chairman Verjeana M. Jacobs said in a statement quoted by The Washington Post. “We are confident that his leadership, experience with business operations and policy development and commitment to narrowing the achievement gap will serve the Prince George’s County public schools community exceptionally well.”

Hite resigned in mid-July to take the position in Philadelphia. His last day is September 30.

Monday is the first day for school for students in Prince George's County.

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