Dr. Mark E. King has over 20 years of experience in public education. He is founder and CEO of the School Turnaround Group, an education consulting firm that works with school district leadership to devise effective district-wide plans that close the achievement gap for all students while preparing them for college and career readiness. He served as a middle and high school principal in Prince George’s County, Maryland for several years before being invited to join DCPS by Michelle Rhee in 2010. As Instructional Superintendent, he supervised the public middle schools across the city.
In 2014, Mark was promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations and Programs, where he led the overall operations of the system, including security. Mark is adept in administrative collaboration, data analysis, RFP development, implementation of after school programs, administrator mentoring, school culture and climate, and school improvement. As instructional superintendent, he led schools to implement a data utilization protocol which resulted in significant academic gains. As a high school principal, he used data analysis to lead a school to make Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) for consecutive years.
Mark has a solid educational foundation and passion for student success. He is focused on removing barriers, the achievement gap and creating pathways for all students to receive an excellent educational foundation.