PGCEA on the Tragic Losses at Riverdale Elementary

UPPER MARLBORO, MD — 21 November 2023, We are deeply saddened by the news of Monday’s vehicle collision at Riverdale Elementary which resulted in the deaths of two Students.

PGCEA President Dr. Donna Christy issued the following statement.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to their families, friends, and educators. We are devastated by the loss of these young lives, and we stand together, sending love and healing thoughts to their families and the entire Riverdale community.

In these difficult times we are thankful for the hard work and care of the PGCPS Crisis Team who are on site to provide crisis intervention and mental health support.”

For PGCPS students who need additional mental health care, Prince George’s County Public Schools has contracted with Hazel Health to provide healthcare services for all students.

For PGCPS employees who need immediate mental health assistance they can access the PGCPS Employee Assistance Program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 1-800-346-0110 or online at

If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance you can reach out to the following numbers to get help now:
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Prince George’s County Crisis Services: 301-429-2185
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call 988

Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) is an advocacy organization that actively represents classroom educators and other instructional personnel to negotiate over wages, terms and conditions of employment. PGCEA supports quality schools through its bargaining efforts to retain and attract teachers of excellence and promote opportunities for all students to learn. For more information, visit, and follow PGCEA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Amanda Jennings
Communications and Government Relations
[email protected]

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