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Philadelphia nonprofit executive to lead PED (NM Education Dept)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 12, 2019 | Dan McKay

Posted on 08/13/2019 4:22:26 PM PDT by CedarDave

SANTA FE — Ryan Stewart says he knows what it’s like to begin the school year in front of 30 students who want to know how much homework you’re going to assign.

Now he begins the school year with a new challenge — as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s 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 wasn’t a candidate the first time Lujan Grisham hired a public education secretary. But the governor said Monday that she’s 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 bachelor’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New Mexico; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: education; ryanstewart
Lujan Grisham is a far left radical Dem, but is like Donald Trump in just one way: She has great expectations in an appointment and if they don't show they can immediately do the job, they are gone. And in spite of his credentials, he must also follow the Democratic philosophy that diversity and social justice are just as important for students to learn as their ABC's.
1 posted on 08/13/2019 4:22:26 PM PDT by CedarDave
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2 posted on 08/13/2019 4:24:36 PM PDT by CedarDave (A better name for US Public Schools: Propaganda Indoctrination Centers)
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Have fun!!!! Everything from Philadelphia is pure incompetence,graft and greed especially in education. Suckers will be suckers.

3 posted on 08/13/2019 5:23:53 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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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.

4 posted on 08/13/2019 5:33:42 PM PDT by Tammy8
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