Ms. Karyn T. Lynch was tapped as the Prince Georgeâ€™s County Public School Systemâ€™s new Chief of Student Services in September, 2009. Â As Chief of Student Services, Ms. Lynch directly supervises the Departments of Counseling Services, Family and Community Outreach, Health Services, School Security, Homeless Education, Safe and Drug Free Schools, Character Education, and the Student Appeals Office. Â Her responsibilities include developing overall objectives for the division in concert with the PGCPS Strategy Master Plan as well as creating an operational framework for Student Services, establishing procedures for monitoring its operation and developing and sustaining a performance management environment for maximum personnel effectiveness.
From 1997-2009, Ms. Lynch served as the Director of Prince Georgeâ€™s County Social Services, a division of the Maryland Department of Human Resources and the Prince Georgeâ€™s County Government. Â She led the preparation and implementation of a state and county budget which exceeded 130 million dollars as well as served as the agencyâ€™s appointing authority responsible for over 800 state and county, exempt, merit and contractual, union and non-union employees.
She served as Assistant Director of the agency for nine months before serving as Director.
Prior to her work with Social Services, Lynch was the Deputy Director of the Prince Georgeâ€™s Office of Personnel and Labor Relations from the winter of 1992 thru the fall of 1996. (This office is currently known as the Office of Human Resources and Management). Â From 1989-1992, she served as a County Council Liaison in the Office of County Executive Parris N. Glendening. Â During her tenure, she also served as the County Executiveâ€™s representative to the Washington Council of Governments and as the Countyâ€™s municipal and education liaison. Â Her effectiveness was clearly demonstrated through the 100 percent success rate for the passage of the County Executiveâ€™s legislative proposals.
Ms. Lynch received her Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College. Â In 2007, Karyn T. Lynch received a citation for Excellence in Leadership from Governor Martin Oâ€™Malley. Â She currently serves as a board member for the Prince Georgeâ€™s Local Management Board and as Treasurer for the Maryland Association of Social Services Directors.
Dr. Shell was born and raised in New York City.
He attended The John Jay College of Criminal Justice for three years, and ultimately graduated from Adelphi University with a degree in Biology.
Dr. Shell then completed his
medical school education, Internal Medicine internship, General Surgery internship, and residency training in Community Health and Family Practice at Howard University
in Washington, D.C.
then completed a Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine ands Adult Fitness at Marshall University.
Upon Completion of his
medical training, Dr. Shell served as a Team Physician at The Ohio State University
, as the Coordinator of Primary Care Sports Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital
before returning to the Washington D.C. metropolitan area in 1995.Â Dr. Shell has also served as a Team Physician with USA Basketball
, The US Olympic Training Center
in Colorado Springs, and as one of the Team Physicians with USA Track and Field.