KBE narrows field to 11 candidates in search for next education commissioner

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2020 Commissioner Search

By Jacob Perkins
Jacob.perkins@education.ky.gov

At its June 4 special virtual meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) reviewed applications from people interested in becoming Kentucky’s next education commissioner and narrowed the field down to 11 candidates.

Kevin C. Brown is currently serving as interim commissioner of education until a new commissioner is named. Brown, who has been serving in the role since Dec. 18, has said he will not be considered a candidate for the permanent position.

The KBE retained search firm Greenwood/Asher and Associates Inc. in March to lead the search for the next commissioner. The firm developed ads and accepted applications and nominations from the public through May 31.

During a four-hour executive session, board members reviewed individual applications. Upon returning to open session, board members unanimously approved a motion to direct Greenwood/Asher to arrange interviews for the candidates June 11-12.

The next special KBE meeting will be a teleconference scheduled for June 11-12.

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