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The interim schools chief in Prince George’s County will earn $265,000 for the coming year under a contract the school board approved Thursday.

Last month, Monica E. Goldson was named interim chief executive of Maryland’s second-largest school system for the coming year, filling the vacancy left when Kevin Maxwell resigned. Before his departure, Maxwell earned $299,937 a year.

“I am honored and humbled to be called to serve,” Goldson said after the county board of education unanimously voted for the contract. Goldson said she and her team were “working feverishly” to prepare for the opening of school on Sept. 4.

Segun Eubanks, the board chairman, congratulated Goldson. “We look forward to a very successful and engaging partnership,” he said.

A 27-year veteran of the school system, Goldson, 50, started as a math teacher at Suitland High School and worked her way up the ranks. She was most recently deputy superintendent for teaching and learning. She is a homegrown educator, having graduated from the county’s Potomac High School in 1986.

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