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former PGCPS IT Director abandons family.


Contact: Morris Flecher Beyene

For Immediate Release:

June 5th, 2012.

La Plata Maryland: Mr. Pierre Dickson, the former IT Director (pictured below), who conducted a reign of terror during his tenure as the Telecommunication Director in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), was given an honorable discharge after pressure from several elected officials.  He, in fact, deserves to be  criminally investigated and locked up for corruption, intimidation, abuse of power, theft by conversion, illicit office affairs, bribery, interference with legal proceedings, tampering with witnesses, bribing attorneys, bribing law enforcement, etc. His termination was merely a cover up and a slap on the wrist by the embattled Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr. This man deserves to be locked up in a federal penitentiary.

In the meantime, Mr. Dickson’s wife has filed for divorce due to abandonment and cruelty because of his malicious behavior over the years as well as other matters. (Read the entire complaint here ~> Pierre Dickson’s Divorce papers). Any abuse that endangers a person’s mind severely or body is clearly grounds for divorce. In the complaint, Mr. Dickson wife accuses him of committing adultery among other issues. (See ~> Pierre Dickson’s Divorce papers) Divorce is rampant in the United States and it is rampant in PG County – Maryland. There are some instances where people have married not once or twice, but three, four, five or six times. It does not have to be this way. The former IT Director, who was known in PGCPS as a bully and having a strong appetite for other people’s wives, will not be missed. He will be remembered for his illicit affairs during business hours.

Mr. Dickson also known for physical brutality and abuse of power in the office was involved in adulterous relationship among them with Ms. Shanita Anderson. Many staff members who knew of his conduct are not surprised by the turn of events. “I hate men who use their influence and jump from woman to woman without a condom,” said one concerned employee recently. “There are a lot of cases involving senior administrators behaving badly in PGCPS and they are being covered up, as usual,” she continued. “Just look at what is happening at Laurel and Largo High Schools. No wonder PGCPS continues to be the second worst performing district in the whole state of Maryland,” said another anonymous employee.

After Mr. Pierre Dickson was fired from PGCPS, he continues to work closely with the top PGCPS management clandestinely. If you visit their website, PGCPS has added an anti-bullying banner in an effort to show that they are addressing interior issues similar to the ones Mr. Dickson practiced. In fact, it is a cover-up mission and no corrective action has been taken. PGCPS management had investigations blocked and they ruined careers of staff members who tried to bring the truth to light. (See 12-common-signs-of-workplace Bullying.)

PGCPS has a reputation in organized crime circles as a haven for those mixed up in shady dealings. The operatives who master minded the paperwork and the illegal deals during former County Superintendent Dr. Andre Hornsby’s saga involving public corruption are still running the show. To enhance their corrupt illegal activities, PGCPS legal department awarded a $5 million legal tender to Thatcher law Firm to represent PGCPS, Mr. Pierre Dickson, Mr. Roger Thomas and Dr. William R. Hite Jr without competitive bind against the rules of Board of Education in 2011 (Read the story here). The said law firm (Thatcher law Firm) is being used to conduct illegal activities in support of corrupt agendas, which includes bribing attorneys and defending illegal activities against staff with legitimate cases.  Furthermore, Dr William R. Hite Jr has been the disgraced Jack Johnson’s side kick before and after he became the County superintendent of schools. We have the evidence and the PG County needs new officials with no hands tied to corruption. Tax payer’s money is being used by the PGCPS legal department and Dr. William R. Hite Jr to undermine transparency and accountability.

Our theory here is that there is a criminal element embedded within PGCPS. It’s this element that appears to be working in cahoots with Mr. Pierre Dickson to maintain the status quo. They seem to be involved in grand corruption and other issues of public concern. This begs the questions – why would this criminal element sponsor what appears to be illicit activities and high corruption? How much is Dr. William Hite’s involvement in all this? What role is the county executive playing? What happened to the Inspector General promised by Mr. Rushen Baker during the campaign?

Criminality within a state agency like PGCPS thrives in a republic of fear. A panicked public is unable to hold the state agency accountable. Public fear saps the energy of the citizenry and allows malignant and dark forces to loot the treasury and carry out all manner of illegalities. Corruption is a big problem, but a fixable one. Bad laws = corruption. Good laws = no corruption. The PG County citizenry must say “No” to this unethical practice and demand a regime change. Enough is enough.


If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Reform Sasscer Movement Secretariat, please email Morris Flecher Beyene at

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Some leaders in PGCPS – Heart of the problems in Schools.

This is to bring to the attention of the members of the legislative branch, as well as the general public about systematic corruption involving ASASP UNION with a blind eye of Superintendent William Hites Jr. The Prince George’s County Citizens have lost faith in the school leadership. Call your elected representatives now and the media. ~>Sign the petition~>  click Here

Root causes of the PGCPS problems – Dr. William Hite Jr.


According to opinion of PGCPS staff, The Vice Principal at Largo High School, Mr. James Smallwood who also happens to be the current President of Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel (ASASP), is having an affair with the Testing Coordinator at Largo High school. He is also having an affair with an English Teacher at the same school. Something needs to be done urgently to remove him as an administrator within PGCPS.  Mr. James Smallwood is 61 years old, the Testing Coordinator is 36 and the English Teacher is 28.  The two ladies accidentally found out about each other this last school year.  The Testing Coordinator decided to confront the English Teacher.  Long story short, the English Teacher is now pregnant.  Mr. Smallwood is the former Principal of Forestville Military Academy in PGCPS and was demoted for this same type of nonsense there.

 The English Teacher’s name is Ms. Lisa McQuirter and the Testing Coordinator is Dr. Leelannee Malin.  Mr. Smallwood was a gym teacher when he started at Largo High school years ago and was later promoted to be Vice Principal.  We have known him for a long time.  Having known him for so long, we also know that he has been in a serious relationship with a white lady for over 20 years.  We only say this to show that he means no good to Dr. Malin or Ms. McQuirter. They are merely notches in his belt.  We find it unprofessional that he brings this to the work place. This behavior caused two women to confront each other like high schoolers.  The sad thing is that the students know all about it and make comments on facebook and tweet about it.

Ms. Simpson-Marcus the current Principal at Largo High School has shown blatant favoritism to him over the other administrators. We are sure that it is only because he is not only the President of the ASASP union, but Vice President of the American Federation of school administrators AFSA union.

Mr. Smallwood is denying fathering Ms. McQuirter’s baby. She is a decent person and we know she would not say it if it was not true.  She actually thought that she and Mr. Smallwood had a relationship.  She was proud of the fact that she was dating him and shared her happiness with several staff members this last school year. When she accidentally found out about Dr. Malin, she stopped seeing Mr. Smallwood.  Dr. Malin, however, follows him around like a little puppy dog and continues her relationship with Mr. James Smallwood.  She goes everywhere with him and they even showed up arm in arm for Largo High School prom last year.  Dr. Malin believes the lies that Mr. Smallwood tells her and flaunts her relationship with him to taunt Ms. McQuirter.  Ms. McQuirter says that the truth will come out until the baby is born and Mr. Smallwood takes a paternity test.  We feel sorry for Ms. McQuirter because she was totally taken advantage of by this man.  Mr. Smallwood has children older than Ms. McQuirter and we find it disgusting that he did this to her and now denies what he has done.

Many staff members at Largo High School have worked very closely with all the administrators and they are aware of the situation.  Many thought that Mr. Smallwood was a man with high standards because he was such a good administrator and worked hard.  However, we are all so surprised by all of this from him but it seems that, some of us clearly knew more than the rest.  He was always very professional with some of us. There were rumors about the affairs he had before; including with a guidance counselor and a science teacher at Largo High School, but it was never as blatant as now.  When we heard about the women at Forestville Military Academy, we knew, then, it was more than rumors.  One would think that with all the womanizing he is doing, he would use protection, (Condom).

On the other hand, Mr. Dwayne Jones (the Principal of Laurel High School) who is the current secretary of ASASP union and a good friend of Mr. James Smallwood (both men are pictured below) is involved in an illicit affair with a security guard at Laurel High School (Ms. Deborah Toppins). The staff at Laurel High School works in fear of retaliation because of the obvious conflict of interest. Ms. Toppins boosts that she is a sworn police officer besides being a security guard and has connections with police officers elsewhere including Laurel Police Department.

Staff has complained so many times to Dr. William Hite Jr. (Superintendent – PGCPS) and Ms. Monica Goldson (Assistant Superintendent) about harassment and retaliation in various locations within the PGCPS School District. However, nothing seems to get done to address the hostile work environment fueled by these many illicit affairs.  It’s quite disheartening that so many staff members have lost faith in all of them.  Ms. Simpson-Marcus paid her favorite Guidance Counselor to attend a workshop in Las Vegas – Nevada that she did not attend.  It was brought to the attention of Dr. William Hite Jr. and the HSC, led by Ms. Monica Goldson.  They conducted an audit and found a lot of misappropriation of funds in this particular school.  Some of the staff members knew the auditor and he told them that with all the findings of his audit, Ms. Simpson-Marcus should have been fired.  Well, Dr. William Hite Jr. has kept everything under wraps and has since removed the auditor from Largo High School.  Nothing happened to Ms. Simpson-Marcus or the guidance counselor; it does no good to bring anything to the superintendent or the HSC led by the corrosive Assistant Superintendent (Ms. Goldson).  Besides, Ms. Monica Goldson is friends with Simpson-Marcus and other principals. She supports all their wrong doings.

 Larger Implications:

 Many staff members and students within PGCPS are harassed and retaliated against every school year. Their complaints are never addressed because the very leaders, who are supposed to help with their grievances, are involved in corruption. In order to see the circle of corruption cut off, we would like to see something done to address the issues this year. Please review the issues including the blog and Circulate widely to other stakeholders through face book, twitter etc. Call your senators, delegates and other elected officials.

 Corruption flourishes when someone has monopoly power over a good or service; has the discretion to decide how much you get or whether you get any at all, and where transparency and accountability are weak. So, to fight corruption we must reduce monopoly, reduce discretion, and increase transparency in many ways.

Corruption = Monopoly + Discretion – Transparency

Enhancing accountability means many things, and creative leaders use a remarkable variety of methods. One way to improve accountability is to improve the measurement of performance. Leaders can work with their employees and clients to create new systems for measuring the performance of agencies and offices—and then link rewards to results.

Accountability is also increased by inviting outside agencies to audit, monitor, and evaluate.

What about ethics and morality? Successful leaders set a good example. They sometimes create training programs for employees and citizens. Nonetheless, in the success stories I have studied, what might be called “moral initiatives” are not the key feature of the long-term reforms. The keys are systems that provide better incentives for imperfect human beings to perform in the public interest—and to avoid corruption.

Subverting Corruption

When corruption has become systemic, it resembles organized crime. It has its own parallel system of recruitment and hierarchy, of rewards and punishments, of contracts and enforcement. This parallel system has some inherent weaknesses. For example, in no country of the world are bribery and extortion legal. Therefore, they must be kept (somewhat) secret. The money gained must be hidden. One cannot openly recruit new members. The mechanisms for enforcement are illicit.

How can these corrupt systems be subverted? Obviously we cannot count on members of organized crime to clean themselves. Instead, we must analyze the corrupt systems and ask, “How might they be destabilized?” Who is “we”? It can be a new president and his or her team, or a new mayor or head of a public enterprise. But it can also be you and me as members of civil society. Around the world we see new examples of citizen activism, of business groups entering into “integrity pacts,” of intellectuals and journalists and religious leaders going beyond lectures and sermons to analyze corrupt systems and work together to subvert them.  Sign the petition~> click Here