More applications for Florida education commissioner arrive
Another 18 applications for Florida education commissioner have come in since the State Board of Education extended its search for two more months.
A few interesting possibilities appear in addition to Orange County School Board member Rick Roach, an anti-FCAT advocate who publicly announced his candidacy last week. Perhaps most notable is Dane Linn, executive director of state education policy for the College Board (previously oversaw education best practices area for the National Governors Association).
Also casting her name into the field is Pinellas staff development supervisor Staci Gillen.
For the most part, the new applicants are a collection of school principals and superintendents from small northern schools and districts, as well as a handful of retired educators and consultants. They bring the total number to 34. The board will continue to collect resumes through Nov. 30.