I’ve noticed strain at several State Board of Education meetings over the last year or so. I guess I wasn’t imagining it. From the Associated Press:
OKLAHOMA CITY – A member of the state Board of Education is resigning to pursue a potential statewide race for the job currently held by State Superintendent Janet Barresi.
Joy Hofmeister announced her resignation Wednesday and says she’s thinking about running for the very position she oversaw as a board member.
Hofmeister says she is an advocate for implementation of meaningful reforms for Oklahoma’s education system. Hofmeister says that has led her to strongly consider seeking the position of state superintendent.
Hofmeister was appointed to the board by Gov. Mary Fallin in January 2012. She is a former public school teacher and is not president of a company in Tulsa that owns and operates a franchise of an international firm that provides academic enrichment in math and reading to children in 47 countries.
So, that’s an interesting development. The AP story ran at 7:01.
I knew tomorrow’s Board meeting was going to be interesting. I had no idea.
A previous version of this post said that SBE biographical information had been pulled down. That is not the case, so I made the correction.