Calling Erwin "the leading candidate" for the job, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports and the "board decided in a closed-door session on Tuesday that she was their top choice."
“The three finalists all brought excellent qualities to the table, and we believe that Erwin will carry forth the board’s vision and mission to benefit all of Kentucky’s public school students, parents, teachers and administrators,” said Keith Travis, chairman of the board.
The state board plans to ratify a contract worth $220,000 annually at their May 9 and 10 meeting in Bowling Green.
Erwin would become the first woman to hold the position since Kentucky began naming a commissioner in 1990. Prior to that, Kentucky elected superintendents of public instructions.
Also from the Herald-Leader, the Courier-Journal and the KDE press release.