Mbahlia Colson, formerly of Rockaway, has been named Prince George's County Public Schools Teacher of the Month. She began teaching 13 years ago as a para-professional. She began her career as a Provisional Teacher in New York City Public Schools. After teaching for six years, she relocated to Maryland, where she currently teaches sixth grade math at Nicholas Orem Middle School. She received a Bachelors of Science degree from Brooklyn College and a Master of Art in Education from Cambridge College. She is the daughter of the late Sarah Colson of Arverne.