Friday, July 17, 2009

Commissioner Expected to be Named Today

This morning the Kentucky Board of Education will conduct an 8 AM special meeting at the Capital Plaza Tower, 1st Floor, State Board Room in Frankfort. It is expected that a new education commissioner will soon be introduced to the state.

KSN&C asked its readers to cast their ballot and by an overwhelming margin have called for the selection of Terry Holliday Superintendent of the Iredell-Statesville Schools, in North Carolina.

Who is Your choice for Education Commissioner?

Dennis Cheek
13 (17%)

Terry Holliday
53 (70%)

Catherine Cross Maple
2 (2%)

Michael Sentance
7 (9%)
But who will the state board of education choose?
In addition to Holliday the board is considering:
Dennis W. Cheek, Ph.D. who is currently senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Catherine Cross Maple, Ph.D. – Maple is currently deputy cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Public Education Department, and
Michael Sentance - most recently the Secretary’s Regional Representative at the U.S. Department of Education.
Board of Education chair Joe Brothers has been sounding optimistic about a unanimous decision this morning and other sources close to the board predict a fairly quick meeting.


Anonymous said...

Any timetable for expecting an announcement?

Anonymous said...

Dr. Holliday has been named to the position

Anonymous said...

Interesting that the defense lawyer for Petrelli is involved with Melinda Lewis Cobb, the teacher who brought a gun to Leestown Junior High and alienated most of the staff during her year and a half tenure there about ten years ago. If Cobb, who really did break the law, can win 3million, I'd say it is a shoe-in that Silberman is going to lose. In the end, though, it is the Fayette County taxpayers who will foot the bill for these case, and that is indeed a shame.

Was it not Peter Flynn's inability to keep the Bord informed of her transgression that led to his downfall?

One final note: As I continue to view these blogs, I am only sorry the general public, and most educators, do not seem to know about the website. I'm sure parents and teachers would help to weigh in the Petrelli case.