Mission Statement



Michele Winston, CRMA, CPA


Director of Internal Audit


Mission Statement:

Internal Audit reports directly to the Board of Education to support members in the effective discharge of their responsibilities. Internal Audit's goal is to add value by assisting PGCPS with accomplishment of its objectives. This is achieved by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.  Internal Audits are conducted in accordance with standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Governmental Accountability Office (Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards).

Internal Audit’s responsibilities are:


  • To furnish the Board of Education with analysis, recommendations, advisory services, and information concerning Prince Georges County Public School activities.
  • To evaluate Prince Georges County Public School control procedures for ensuring that assets are protected from waste, loss and abuse
  • To facilitate and support any audit processes and assist external auditors to the extent required by the Board of Education and/or federal, state or local authorities
  • To conduct audits and investigations requested by the Board of Education and/or the Chief Executive Officer, as authorized by the Board of Education.




The authority and responsibilities of the Office of Internal Audit have been established by the Board of Education.  This authority is outlined in Board Policy 8373, Office of Internal Audit, as follows:


  • Complete access to all PGCPS schools, records, including personnel records, documents and files in any form;
  • Authority to request assistance and receive full cooperation from appropriate PGCPS
  • personnel in obtaining the information listed in Item 1 above;
  • Authority to interview PGCPS staff and employees to obtain information pursuant to audit investigations; and
  • Access and inspection rights to all PGCPS assets, property and facilities owned, leased or borrowed by PGCPS





Sasser Administration Building
14201 School Lane
Internal Audit Trailer
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 780-6888
Fax: (301) 780-6893
Last modified: 8/14/2020 3:49:42 PM