Four Finalists Named For Nebraska Education Commissioner

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Nebraska State Board of Education is expected to name a new state education commissioner this week to replace Roger Breed, who retired last summer.

The board recently announced the names of four finalists for the position. They are:

- Matthew Blomstedt, of Central City, who currently is executive director of the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council

- Virginia Moon, of Omaha, who most recently served as interim superintendent of Omaha Public Schools

- Norman Ridder, of Springfield, Missouri who currently is superintendent of Springfield Public Schools.

- Michael Sentance, of Concord, Massachusetts, who most recently was president of Education Reform Strategies for a UK-based international consultancy, Tribal Group, USA.

The Board of Education is expected to name the new commissioner Wednesday or Thursday.

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