The Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) is starting the new school year with a new union president, Donna Christy.
Christy, the union’s former treasurer, has more than 20 years of experience as a school psychologist as well as an extensive background in education policy and labor organizing. Christy has worked in several Prince George’s County schools, including William Paca Elementary, Charles H. Flowers High School and CMIT North Middle School & High School.
“I believe in the collective strength of Prince George’s County educators, parents, and community members,” Christy said in a statement. “Working together, we can create a supportive, positive school environment where educators have the tools they need to help children thrive. We will together strengthen and build coalition partnerships that foster racial and social justice, secure more resources to help students succeed, and ensure our schools are healthy, safe, and stimulating places to learn.”
Christy replaces Theresa Mitchell Dudley, who spent six years as the PGCEA president and has moved on to become vice president of the Maryland State Education Association.