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November 07, 2008

Search for Vermont Education Commissioner Narrowed to Three Candidates

MONTPELIER – The field of candidates to become Vermont’s next state education commissioner has been narrowed to three finalists, according to the State Board and Department of Education.

“The State Board of Education is very pleased with the response to our request for candidates to fill the position of Vermont Commissioner of education,” said Chair Tom James. “More than 20 candidates applied, nearly equally divided from inside and outside of Vermont. We look forward to interviews with these finalists on November 17.”

Identified as finalists are:

• Brian C. O’Regan, Ed.D. – former deputy commissioner of education in Vermont

• Betty J. Sternberg, Ph. D. – superintendent of schools in Greenwich, Connecticut and former Connecticut state commissioner of education

• Armando Vilaseca, M. Ed. – superintendent of schools for Franklin West Supervisory Union in Fairfax, Vermont

The finalists have been invited to participate in a “focus forum” on November 17, during which each will meet with various state constituencies and stakeholders, including parents, teachers, principals, and education and business leaders, to discuss their vision for Vermont’s public schools. The Vermont State Board of Education, in collaboration with Governor James Douglas, plans to make its final selection by the end of November.

Source: Department of Education
Last Updated at: November 07, 2008 09:56:42