Thank you, Principal Robin Wiltison!
Delegates Barbara Frush, Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, and I are grateful for Robin Wiltison's exceptional leadership and strong commitment to academic excellence at Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr., Middle School, which spanned 35 years. We’ll miss her, and we offer our best wishes for a wonderful retirement.
MLK Middle School's new principal, Rotunda Floyd-Cooper
Rotunda Floyd-Cooper was hired as MLK Middle School's new principal earlier this summer. She began her career over 20 years ago as a high school math teacher with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She has since worked as a middle school assistant principal and as executive director of curriculum in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. She also served as the executive director of the Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program, a statewide STEM initiative. And she joined Prince George's County Public Schools in 2014 as a systemic improvement specialist. She is married with one son, and we greatly look forward to working with her.
Free adult dental clinic—Sept. 8 and 10 in College Park
Do you have a tooth, gum, or jaw problem but can’t afford to visit the dentist? A free adult dental clinic will be held at the University of Maryland's Xfinity Center (2001 Paint Branch Dr.) on September 8 and 10. Doors are open 7 am to 5 pm, and care will be provided to all adults over the age of 18 on a first come, first served basis. Please be sure to arrive as early as possible. All dental services are provided by licensed dentists and hygienists at NO COST.
Patient services include cleanings, endodontics/root canals, restorative fillings, and extractions. Additional services provided include health screenings, dental care passport, prevention and disease management information, community resources (social services), and Spanish translations. For more information, visit www.sph.umd.edu/center/che or www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/mom.
District 1 Community Family Day—Saturday, Sept. 23
Council Member Mary Lehman, in partnership with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Lovely Ladies of Laurel, will be hosting another Community Family Day. This year's event is Saturday, September 23, from noon-4 pm at Fairland Regional Park (13950 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel). It's free and open to all residents, rain or shine. Enjoy music, local group performances, arts and crafts, face painting, obstacle courses, moon bounce, bike riding, roller skating, face painting, and more! Please call 301.952.3887 with any questions.
Please let us know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if we can help you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 301.858.3141.