Skip to comments.Philadelphia nonprofit executive to lead PED (NM Education Dept)
Posted on 08/13/2019 4:22:26 PM PDT by CedarDave
SANTA FE Ryan Stewart says he knows what its like to begin the school year in front of 30 students who want to know how much homework youre going to assign.
Now he begins the school year with a new challenge as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grishams pick to lead the state Public Education Department.
She dismissed his predecessor, Karen Trujillo, just three weeks ago for failing to meet her expectations.
Stewart wasnt a candidate the first time Lujan Grisham hired a public education secretary. But the governor said Monday that shes confident his skills will be an asset as New Mexico pushes to turn around its school system.
We have no doubt he is the right guy for the job, Lujan Grisham said.
Stewart, 38, started his career teaching eighth grade in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving into executive positions with the Philadelphia school district and a national nonprofit education group. He suggested he will keep in mind the daily work of educators and students as he moves into one of the most prominent positions in the Lujan Grisham administration.
I will always be guided by my experience as a classroom teacher, Stewart said during a news conference in the Capitol.
Stewart is leaving his Philadelphia-based job as a regional executive director for Partners in School Innovation, a national nonprofit group dedicated to helping low-income students of color.
Stewart will make $150,000 a year, the standard salary for Cabinet secretaries. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the state Senate, though he can begin work right away.
He has a bachelors degree in economics from Stanford University and a doctorate in education leadership from Harvard. He said he attended public schools before that.
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Have fun!!!! Everything from Philadelphia is pure incompetence,graft and greed especially in education. Suckers will be suckers.
San Francisco, Philadelphia...what could possibly go wrong?
Obviously what they look for now is who can do the best brainwashing of the kids to further the socialist agenda. His background looks perfect for that.
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