Six candidates for education commissioner selected for further review by KBE

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2020 Commissioner Search

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

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved a motion to direct search firm Greenwood/Asher and Associates Inc. to conduct reference checks on six candidates in the running to be Kentucky’s next commissioner of education.

Six interviews were held on June 11, with the remaining five taking place June 12.

Upon a return to open session during the June 12 meeting, the board approved a motion to direct search firm Greenwood/Asher and Associates Inc. to conduct reference checks on the six candidates identified by individual board members during closed session.

Kevin C. Brown is currently serving as interim commissioner of education until a new commissioner is named. Upon his hire, the KBE agreed to Brown’s request that he would not be considered a candidate for the permanent position. Brown has been serving in the role since Dec. 18.

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

The board will convene again virtually on June 25 to further discuss the remaining candidates for commissioner of education position.

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