County teacher association recognized for community involvement -- Gazette.Net


The Prince George’s Public School Retirees Association, or PGPSRA, was recognized by its state parent organization on May 6 for its increase in membership and its community involvement.

The Maryland Retired School Personnel Association presented the awards to PGPSRA President Lorraine Johnson during its General Meeting, held in Annapolis.

A Membership Award was presented to the local recognizing its greater than 1.16 percent membership growth over the past year, Johnson said.

Johnson said PGPSRA currently has approximately 1,500 members.

PGPSRA was also given the Outstanding Local Award for its community service projects, which include Food Share Baskets, coats, uniforms, school supplies and shoe drives, and financial assistance to four needy students to help cover prom and graduation fees, Johnson said.

“People who have been doing good service in the community for the students of Prince George’s County Public Schools finally got recognized for their work,” Johnson said. “It was really great to be recognized. We’re very excited.”

PGPSRA also celebrated its 50th anniversary on March 26.