Interim Director Named

Duane Magee, Executive Director of the Board of Educational Examiners since July 2012, has been named interim director of the Iowa Department of Education.

Prior to joining the BOEE, Magee held administrative positions in the Harlan Community School District and the Waukee Community School District.

Magee begins his work as interim director June 24th and will serve during Branstad’s ongoing nationwide search for a permanent director.

So far–unsurprisingly–we are apparently staying the course.  From the Governor’s Office’s press release:

“This is a great opportunity to continue the great work of Jason Glass and to ensure continuity within the department as a new leader is chosen,” said Magee. “I look forward to serving in this new capacity and moving Iowa’s education system forward.”

Duane Magee is on Twitter as @MageeDT

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