As the 44th State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and one of only three women elected to the position since 1852, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve.

Indiana is home to over 1.2 million students, more than 75,000 educators, and 2,194 schools. Beginning January of 2021, as a result of House Enrolled Act 1005, Indiana will no longer elect the State Superintendent of Public Instruction; the position will become a governor-appointed Secretary of Education. Our state will be one of only three where the top state education official and the majority of State Board of Education members are appointed solely by the governor.

This consolidation of K-12 power and influence deserves public attention and awareness. It also deserves consideration

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