A longtime Warren County educator who serves on Kentucky’s Board of Education is asking for the public’s feedback as the group searches for a new education commissioner.

“We want to hear from the people of the commonwealth because this decision will impact education across the commonwealth,” said Patrice McCrary, a retired Warren County Public Schools educator with more than 30 years of teaching experience.

As a board member, McCrary will have a say in naming a replacement for former Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, who resigned in December after Gov. Andy Beshear’s newly appointed board met for the first time. As commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Education, Lewis drew criticism from public school teachers for being too closely aligned with charter

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