Education Commissioner Eric Smith lauds Phoebe Raulerson's state board service
Education Commissioner Eric Smith just released this statement about the decision by state Board of Education member Phoebe Raulerson (at left) not to seek another term. Gov. Charlie Crist yesterday appoined private equity investor and philanthropist John R. Padget of Key West to her spot.
“Throughout her years as a member of the state Board of Education, Phoebe Raulerson, has demonstrated the type of thoughtfulness, insight and profound dedication to student success that has resulted in significant improvements to Florida’s education system. She is a credit to educators everywhere and her advocacy and support of a quality learning experience for all children remains unrivaled. Our state stands taller because of her service and I am confident that her future endeavors will continue to better the lives of our youth.”