This Week, We Say a Very Fond Farewell to Superintendent Crawley

As we say farewell to Superintendent Alvin Crawley this week, we wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career.

GMU Crawley Press Release 2017Dr. Crawley is among the high-profile faculty who will join George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). From the fall, Dr. Crawley will be a professor at GMU along with Anne Holton, Virginia’s former Secretary of Education and Spiros Protopsaltis, former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.

CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg described Dr. Crawley as “one of the most respected African-American school superintendents in the country.” Dr. Crawley will teach graduate courses and mentor students in the CEHD’s Education Leadership Program.

Dr. Crawley’s career spans 37 years, including time as a teacher, a speech-language pathologist, an administrator, an adjunct faculty member and as our superintendent. His roots run deep in our region and extend far beyond. His tireless dedication to education has impacted families in Prince George’s County, Arlington Public Schools and District of Columbia Public Schools, along with Chicago and Boston Public Schools.

Dr. Crawley has been honored as one of the top leaders in the region making a difference in education and has received numerous awards and well-deserved recognition for his work.

In his new role as part of the faculty at George Mason University Dr. Crawley will teach and mentor future educators, some of whom we hope will grow their careers with ACPS.

Send him your own fond farewells!

Patty MoranDr. Crawley, thank you so much for all you’ve done for us the past few years and I wish you all the best of luck in your new endeavor. Take care!” – Patty Moran, T.C. Williams High School.


Dr. Crawley's Farewell

Anna Marvin

Dr. Crawley, we’ll miss you so much! I enjoyed working with you and getting to know you in T.A.C. and in other meetings, and we really appreciate all your support over the years at Mount Vernon Community School. Gracias!” – Anna Marvin, Teacher