Houston Independent School District
Millard House II

Former Houston superintendent will lead Prince George's County (Md.) schools

June 9, 2023
MIllard House II was ousted last week as Houston superintendent when the state took over management of the district.

One week after the state of Texas took control of the Houston Independent School District and ousted superintendent Millard House II, House has been selected as the next CEO of Prince George’s County (Md.) district.

The Washington Post reports that House will succeed outgoing schools chief Monica Goldson, who decided earlier this year to retire. Goldson cited divisions on the Prince George's County’s school board and conflicts between the board and district administrators when she announced her retirement.

House, 51, will oversee Maryland’s second-largest school district as it continues efforts to improve low student achievement. He is originally from Tulsa, and both of his parents were educators in Tulsa Public Schools.

Until last week, House was superintendent in Houston, Texas’s largest district. He was ousted from the position after two years on the job when the Texas Education Agency took over management of the district. The agency also ousted the entire Houston school board.

House acknowledged that he took the Houston  job fully understanding that a state takeover was possible. 

Before working in Houston, House served as director of schools for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee, chief operating officer of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina and deputy superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools.

House was selected for the Prince George’s position from 36 applicants in a months-long national search.

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