Advocacy and Outreach

This page on PGCPS website goes over who to contact for addressing issues and concerns:

You can also consult this policy document:

How do I resolve any problems with staff?

1.  Email classroom teacher or set up a parent/teacher conference.

2. If not satisfactorily resolved, contact the assistant principal or principal.

3. If not satisfactorily resolved, contact the Resolution Specialist,

According to the PGCPS Area Offices Resolution protocol, the Resolution Specialist will contact the constituent within 48 hours of receiving a complaint. The specialist’s response to the complaint will be sent to the constituent within 10 school days of complaint receipt or the specialist will notify the constituent of the need for an extension. If the concern is not satisfactorily resolved, it will be sent to the Instructional Director. If the constituent is still not satisfied, the constituent has 5 school days to request it be reviewed by the Associate Superintendent.

Administrative Concerns and Policy/Procedure Issues

If the school administration is unable to adequately address an issue or concern you have, you can email or call 301-952-6583 – the Instructional Directors (see info below) can also be contacted if the issue needs escalation.

Prince George’s County Advocates for Better Schools (PGCABS)

PGCABS is a group of parents, teachers, and community members dedicated to facilitating increased engagement and activism in the Prince George’s County Public Schools. Through blogging, social media, and face-to-face meetings, they provide parents and teachers the information and support they need to become advocates for positive change in the school system. There is a ton of great online resources on their website as well – check it out and follow them!

As of 12/21/2018 these are the representatives for Hyattsville Elementary School:

Pamela Boozer-Strother –
301 952-6115 –  Board of Education representative

Deni Taveras – – Prince Georges County Council member

Alonzo Washington – – Maryland State Delegate

Instructional Director

Instructional Directors supervise schools above the school’s administrative level.

You can look up the current Instructional Director for HES as well as their contact information on

As of 12/21/2018 the Instructional Directors for HES are:

Niki Brown, Ed.D.
John E. Howard
301-952-6583 (p)

For the most up to date contact information please go directly to the web pages below and look for the district mentioned:

Board of Education – District 3 –

City of Hyattsville Mayor and City Council –

Prince Georges County Council – District 2 –

Maryland State Delegates – District 22 –

Get Involved!

School board meeting information:

Information on speaking at school board meetings: