Crist appoints new BOE member
The newest state Board of Education member is John R. Padget, a self-employed private equity investor and philanthropist from Key West who also serves on the board of directors of both the LeRoy Collins Institute and Take Stock in Children. Gov. Crist announced the appointment this evening.
Padget, who former Gov. Jeb Bush once appointed as interim superintendent of Monroe County schools, replaces Phoebe Raulerson, a former Okeechobee County superintendent who became the BOE's most vocal proponent for career and technical education. Padget's term expires at the end of 2012.