PG County mourns sudden passing of principal

Tanya Washington

Tanya Washington

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — The principal of Parkdale High School has passed suddenly after serving 19 years in Prince George’s County public school system.

Tanya Washington began her career as a teacher at William Wirt Middle School in 1997. She later taught science at Charles H. Flowers High School, and then served as an assistant principal at two different schools before her arriving in 2013 at her final tenure as Parkdale High’s principal.

The Chief Executive Officer of Prince George’s, Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, described Washington in a statement as “an outstanding administrator, caring colleague and friend.” He said, “She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”

School psychologists, counselors and pupil personnel workers will be at Parkdale on Monday and the days following to give support to students and staff.

A spokeswoman for Prince George’s County schools said that Ms. Washington’s family has requested privacy in their time of grieving.