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Prince George's County Educators' Association

Prince George’s County Educators Join District Heights and Elected Officials from Around the County to Celebrate Literacy

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Prince George’s County Educators’ Association 

Contact: Joshua Harris, jharris@pgcea.org

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Prince George’s County Educators Join District Heights and Elected Officials from Around the County to Celebrate Literacy

Educators, community members, elected officials to celebrate the closing of Read Across America Week 2020

District Heights, Maryland—Saturday morning, March 7, 2020, from 8 a.m.-12 pm, public school teachers and educational support professionals from across Prince George’s County will join the city of  District Heights and other elected leaders to hold a community celebration of literacy. The “Read Across District Heights” event is the final event of a week of “Read Across Prince George’s County” as part of national “Read Across America Week”.

The event includes breakfast with guest speakers on anti-bullying, parent workshops and reading to youth. U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen is scheduled to be in attendance.

“Celebrating literacy outside of the classroom is vital to encouraging our youth that education is fun and an ongoing process,” explained Prince George’s County Educators’ Association President Theresa Mitchell Dudley. “We will be joined by some great community leaders that are committed to engaging youth and making reading fun.”  

**PGCEA President Theresa Mitchell Dudley will be available to talk to reporters upon request.**

 WHO: Prince George’s County Educators Association, local elected officials, and community members. Invited guest and speakers include:

  • U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen
  • Mayor Jonathan Medlock
  • County Councilman Calvin Hawkins
  • PGCEA President Theresa Mitchell Dudley

WHAT: Read Across District Heights; Celebrating Read Across America and literacy community celebration.

WHERE: The event will be held at located at 2000 Marbury Dr. District Heights, MD 20747

WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020, and speaking program beginning at 8:00 am.

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