Search panel forms for education post
A committee of Vermont State Board of Education has been set up to do a national search for a new education secretary.
Armando Vilaseca, who was education commissioner, was appointed to the job for a year in January.
Gov. Peter Shumlin had said that a national search would begin at midyear for someone to take the job on a more permanent basis.
Vilaseca also had said when he was hired as commissioner more than four years ago that he wanted to spend about five years in state government.
The search committee made up of four members will meet over the summer to review applications and interview candidates. It plans to make recommendations of three candidates the full board and the governor in the fall, Board Chairman Stephan Morse said Friday.
“Vermont has an exciting, developing educational system due to the leadership of Vermont’s first secretary of Education, Armando Vilaseca. Now the state Board of Education is launching its second search for the next secretary of education,” said Morse, who is a member of the search committee.