Friday, August 28, 2015

Education commissioner candidates named

By Allison Ross
The Courier-Journal
The Kentucky Department of Education has released names of the five candidates currently on the short list to be the state's next education commissioner.

They are:
  • Kathleen Airhart, a deputy commissioner and chief operating officer for the Tennessee Department of Education;
  • Buddy Berry, superintendent of Eminence Independent Schools in Eminence, Kentucky;
  • Christopher Koch, interim president of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP);
  • Lloyd Martin, chief executive officer for Universal Schools Solutions LLC, an education consultancy firm;
  • Stephen Pruitt, senior vice president of Achieve Inc., a nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization.
The position for commissioner is opening as Terry Holliday, who has served in that capacity for about six years, retires at the end of this month.