Putting Education Reform To The Test

With Lots Of Support, Interim Commissioner Hasn’t Applied For Permanent Job


Interim Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart with Gov. Rick Scott during his Education Listening Tour of Florida schools.

Dozens of candidates have applied for the Commissioner of Education post.

Interim Commissioner Pam Stewart is not one of them, although she has suggested she’d be willing to stay in the job.

She has support on opposing sides of the aisle in Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Education Association.

She was tapped by the Florida Board of Education as interim Commissioner last August, after the resignation for Gerard Robinson.

Stewart’s regular job is Chancellor of Florida’s K-12 Public School System.

The board will begin interviewing applicants for Commissioner at its December meeting in Tampa.

In the meantime, Stewart is staying busy. She’ll be in Miami-Dade County tomorrow for school visits.

Stewart will join Superintendent Alberto Carvalho for an assembly at Norwood Elementary to celebrate the school’s record of academic excellence.

Then, Stewart will tour Highland Oaks Elementary, visiting classrooms and having lunch with the PTA president and parents.



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