Pam Stewart to return to Florida Department of Education
A veteran Florida education leader is headed back to the state Department of Education in a high level role.
Pam Stewart, formerly the state's deputy chancellor for educator quality, will return to the department as K-12 chancellor, replacing interim chancellor Mike Grego. Stewart left her DOE post in 2009 to become deputy superintendent in St. Johns County.
"Pam brings with her a wealth of Florida public school experience where she has previously served as Deputy Superintendent for Academic Services in St. Johns County, Deputy Chancellor of Educator Quality at the Department of Education, and principal at Vanguard High School and Reddick-Collier Elementary School in Marion County," commissioner Gerard Robinson said in a statement. "I’m excited to welcome her back to the DOE team and know she will do an excellent job supporting our efforts to improve student achievement throughout the state."
Robinson also named Aleisa McKinlay as DOE’s new Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, effective November 1, 2011. She is currently Chief of the Bureau of Partnerships and Communication.
See our 2007 interview with Stewart here.