April 4, 2016
CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Board of Education coordinator position will open to qualified applicants in early April, according to Pete Gosar, board chairman.
The State Board coordinator serves as the board’s primary full-time staff member responsible for ensuring the board fulfills its statutory responsibilities, including consideration and approval of educational policy related to assessments, accountability, accreditation, and Wyoming State Content & Performance Standards. The board also strives to promote a passion for education, a culture of achievement and create new opportunities for students to reach their greatest potential.
“The Wyoming Department of Education implements the policies the board approves,” said Gosar. “So it’s essential that our policy work remains independent and non-political, in the best interests of Wyoming students. The State Board coordinator brings educational and legislative expertise essential to our process, and Dr. Paige Fenton Hughes has done a tremendous job in this role for the last four years.”
The State Board coordinator advises the 13-member, largely appointed, volunteer board on legislative issues, helps to guide board policy discussions and serves as a liaison and collaborative partner with the Wyoming Department of Education. The Joint Education Committee also looks to the State Board coordinator for critical information related to legislative decision making.
Interested applicants must have significant, relevant experience in education, the ability to lead professional educator groups and the communication skills required to represent the State Board’s policies. Dr. Paige Fenton Hughes has held the position since 2012 and is now taking a position with Converse County School District #1 as assistant superintendent.
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Paige Fenton Hughes