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Linda Taylor resigns from state Board of Education



Linda Taylor, a former Fort Myers teacher who founded the Lee education foundation, has announced she will leave the Florida Board of Education and not seek another term.

Taylor was first appointed to the board in 2004, and she won reappointment in 2006. Her term expired at the end of December.

 “Linda Taylor’s leadership and commitment as a member of the State Board of Education have provided the students of Florida a voice and champion for all educational matters," commissioner Eric J. Smith said in a media release.

"She has worked tirelessly to advance the quality of education in our schools, and her service on the board has been characterized by her steadfast leadership to ensure that every child is provided with opportunities for academic success. She is a true education advocate and although her tenure with the board is ending, her accomplishments and her legacy will continue for generations to come."


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:48am]


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