June 26, 2007

Northern Exposure

Alaska is looking for a proven education leader to serve as commissioner of the innovative Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. The commissioner serves on the Governor’s Cabinet, is chief executive officer of the department, and is the ex-officio secretary of the State Board of Education & Early Development.


The deadline for the state to receive applications is 4:30 p.m. Alaska time July 10, 2007.


The commissioner serves at the pleasure of the State Board for no set term. By law, the commissioner must have at least a master’s degree with at least five years of experience in the field of education since receiving the degree, with at least three of the five years in an exclusively administrative position.


State Board Chairman Richard Mauer said the board is committed to closing the achievement gap, including between Alaska Native and non-Native children; preparing students for the workforce and college; and continuing to implement No Child Left Behind as some schools and districts enter the phase of requiring corrective action.


For application requirements, see www.eed.state.ak.us or call Information Officer Eric Fry at 907-465-2851