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The search begins for a new state school superintendent

steve carmody
Michigan Radio

The Michigan Board of Education is launching the search for a new state School Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The board has hired the executive search firm Ray & Associates to conduct the search.

The job of Michigan’s top educator has been in limbo since the death last Spring of former state school superintendent Brian Whiston.

Chief Deputy Superintendent Sheila Alleswas appointed Interim State Superintendent by the State Board. She has been running the day-to-day management of the state Education Department since Whiston’s death in May. 

The Board of Education will be accepting applications for the superintendent’s job until March 11th.

The Board of Ed will hire the new superintendent.  In November, Democrats won a six to two majority on the Board.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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