Board of Education

  • District 6 Member Carolyn M. Boston Biography

    BOE Vice Chair and District 6 Member Carolyn M. Boston Biography

    Carolyn M. Boston is an elected member of the Prince George’s County, Maryland Board of Education representing all parents and students in District 6. She has served as a Board Member for nearly 5 years since her election in November 2010.  During her tenure, Ms. Boston was elected by her Board colleagues to serve as the Vice Chair from December 2012 until her appointment by the County Executive, Rushern Baker, in August 2013 to serve as the Board Vice Chair under the new Board structure mandated by HB 1107.

    Ms. Boston is a distinguished community and civic leader representing District 6.  She has worked to help transform the educational landscape of Prince George’s County.  During her tenure, new contracts for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) staff were renewed, which included an increase in compensation as well as other incentives.  Ms. Boston has successfully worked to increase resources for schools and established programs and policies to support parent engagement.  Under her leadership, District 6 has re-established programs such as Pre-K; Spanish Immersion; Middle College; middle school sports; increased funding to the head start program; and increased per-pupil spending. She co-chaired a taskforce to eliminate wasteful spending within PGCPS and other County government agencies.  Her dedication and advocacy have led to improved support services for students with special needs. 

    Ms. Boston has lived in Prince George’s County for over 40 years. She is the mother of two successful adult daughters who both are alumnus of Prince George’s County Public Schools and three granddaughters, two of whom currently attend Prince George’s County Public Schools. 

    Ms. Boston has developed a useful understanding of the needs of students, parents, teachers, employees and the community – one that only comes from the kind of hands-on involvement she has experienced.   She became an advocate for parents, students, and teachers many years ago while serving as President of the PTA at Robert R. Gray Elementary School for over nine years.  She previously served as chairman of Field Services for the Maryland State PTA Board of Directors.  She has worked in various capacities for the Prince George’s County Council of PTA and served as Vice President of Membership Services and Field Service Representative. She has also served as a PGCPS Parent Liaison, a Mentoring Master Trainer, a Facilitator for the Comer Conference Parental Workshops, and a member of numerous National and State PTA Leadership committees.  She received the Maryland State PTA Highest Award as a Lifetime Member Recipient.

    Previously, Ms. Boston served as Vice Mayor and Councilwoman for the Historical Town of Fairmount Heights, Maryland for two terms.  She served for two years on the Ladies Auxiliary to the Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire and EMS Department and later four years as an Associate Member of the Auxiliary to the Landover Hills Volunteer Fire and EMS Department.  She has worked for the AFSCME AFL-CIO at its headquarters for seven years and shop steward for two years. She is a lifelong learner; she enjoys cooking, reading, and community service. In 2012, Ms. Boston was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Christian Education from the Lighthouse Christian College.