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Gov.-elect Rick Scott names his education transition team




Some interesting names here, including many with ties to Jeb Bush. Others are notably absent. Eric J. Smith, anyone?

Among the marquee names are former D.C. chancellor Michelle Rhee, Hillsborough schools superintendent MaryEllen Elia, Tampa school choice advocate John Kirtley, USF president Judy Genshaft, Florida university system chancellor Frank Brogan and Foundation for Florida's Future executive director Patricia Levesque. Also on the list are charter school company leaders Dennis Bakke (Imagine Schools) and Jonathan Hage (Charter Schools USA).

Read on for the full list. Then weigh in.

Michelle Rhee - Former Chancellor, Washington, DC Schools

Patricia Levesque - Executive Director, Foundation For Florida's Future

MaryEllen Elia – Superintendent, Hillsborough County Schools

Ed Moore – President, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida

J. David Armstrong, Jr. – President, Broward College and Former Chancellor of Community Colleges of Florida

John Kirtley – Chairman, Step Up For Students

Liza McFadden – President, Volunteer USA Foundation

Frank T. Brogan – Chancellor, State University System of Florida

Dr. Fred Lippman - Chancellor, Health Professions Division - Nova Southeastern University

Dennis W. Bakke - President and CEO, Imagine Schools

Dr. Judy Genshaft - President, University of South Florida

Julio Fuentes – President, Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Carlos Curbelo - Miami Dade School Board and State Director for Sen. LeMieux

Mindy Cunningham – Principal, J Strategies

Gary R. Chartrand - Executive Chairman, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company and Board of Directors, KIPP Schools Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. Don Pemberton - Director, Lastinger Center For Learning University of Florida

Mindy Lafevers-Hodge - World History Instructor, Florida Virtual Schools

Jonathan K. Hage - President and CEO, Charter Schools USA


[Last modified: Thursday, December 2, 2010 5:43pm]


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