Rhee tapped by Fla. Gov.-elect Scott
Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has joined the education transition team of Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott (R), according to a statement from the Scott's office.
The full text of the statement, after the jump.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Calling the members of his latest transition team “Champions for Achievement,” Governor-elect Rick Scott announced an experienced and distinguished team of education experts, including nationally recognized education reformer, Michelle Rhee, to help him find innovative ways to create a new education system for a new economy.
The transition team will assist Scott in identifying innovative ideas from the private sector, success stories from other states, cost-saving opportunities and legislative priorities that will help reduce the size of government, improve the education system in Florida and meet the workforce needs necessary to create 700,000 jobs over the next seven years.
The Education Transition Team includes:
Michelle Rhee - Former Chancellor, Washington, DC Schools
Patricia Levesque - Executive Director, Foundation For Florida's Future
MaryEllen Elia – Superintendent, Hillsborough County Schools
Ed Moore – President, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida
J. David Armstrong, Jr. – President, Broward College and Former Chancellor of Community Colleges of Florida
John Kirtley – Chairman, Step Up For Students
Liza McFadden – President, Volunteer USA Foundation
Frank T. Brogan – Chancellor, State University System of Florida
Dr. Fred Lippman - Chancellor, Health Professions Division - Nova Southeastern University
Dennis W. Bakke - President and CEO, Imagine Schools
Dr. Judy Genshaft - President, University of South Florida
Julio Fuentes – President, Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Carlos Curbelo - Miami Dade School Board and State Director for Sen. LeMieux
Mindy Cunningham – Principal, J Strategies
Gary R. Chartrand - Executive Chairman, Acosta Sales & Marketing Company and Board of Directors, KIPP Schools Jacksonville, Florida
Dr. Don Pemberton - Director, Lastinger Center For Learning University of Florida
Mindy Lafevers-Hodge - World History Instructor, Florida Virtual Schools
Jonathan K. Hage - President and CEO, Charter Schools USA
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