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State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Retiring

State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Retiring

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A woman who’s led Virginia’s Department of Education for more than five years says this is her final semester. Patricia Wright (pictured) became the Superintendent of Public Instruction in October 2008, after she was appointed by Governor Tim Kaine. Governor Bob McDonnell reappointed Wright following the 2009 elections. She holds degrees from James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. Wright plans to retire May 1st.

 

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