Empowering Our Educators
Here in Prince George's County, we have some of the best and hardest working teachers in the State of Maryland. Our school system, at its core, is made up of dedicated individuals who give their all, and then some, to enhance the lives of the students who enter their classroom’s doors.
As a school system, we understand that a high quality teacher is a true asset to their classroom and school. We offer several educator benefits that aim to enhance and retain our educators, such as advanced degree tuition subsidies and new teacher mentoring programs. However, our level of monetary investment does not match our understanding of their worth. Despite this investment of tax payer funds into our educators, they are still paid less in Prince George's County than in neighboring jurisdictions.
It is time for our county to walk the walk and talk the talk. If we are paying for a teacher's Masters degree or Ph.D., then let's make sure those investments stay here in our school system. Empowering our educators with an equitable salary that is comparable to their peers in other jurisdictions will reinforce their importance and will show Prince Georgians that their investments are staying in their county's school system for the long term.