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Watch the commissioner interviews



sns072606staciasmit_953060b.jpgYou can watch the candidates for Florida education commissioner interview for the job online. Stacia Smith of Ohio just opened, saying she embraces change and is constantly reflecting on how she can do better.

Asked for a detailed plan of action to move Florida forward, Smith first complimented departed commissioner Eric J. Smith and then said she would "stay the course ... with revision and refocus." 

"Change happens when people embrace change," she said. "A leader pulls people into their vision, inspires them and motivates them to carry out their plan."

She asked member Roberto Martinez if her response had satisfied him. "It is an answer," he said.

The Board of Education has scheduled an item to consider its choice for Tuesday morning.

[Photo from Springfield News-Sun]

[Last modified: Monday, June 20, 2011 2:47pm]


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