Where in the world is Cheri Yecke?
When we last checked in with Cheri Yecke, she had just announced her resignation as Florida's K-12 chancellor and was negotiating for a job at one of two universities in a state she wouldn't name, except to rule out Florida. (Yecke suffered four bouts of serious pneumonia while in Tallahassee, and was seeking a healthier climate.) She expected to make an announcement within weeks.
That was back in January.
Yecke now has contacted the Gradebook to let us know where she has landed. That would be Harding University, a private Christian school in Searcy, Ark. She'll be the dean of graduate programs and an associate professor of education.
"For some time I have felt called to work in a Christian environment," Yecke told the Gradebook. "This position gives me that opportunity, as well as the chance to get back into the classroom, which is something I have really missed. Several opportunities came my way, but Harding was by far the best fit. It feels good to be able to follow my heart."