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Stitt selects former teacher as new education secretary

 

September 11, 2020



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday named a former classroom teacher and CEO of an education reform group as his new secretary of education.

Every Kid Counts CEO Ryan Walters will replace Secretary of State Michael Rogers, who stepped down from the education position last month, citing his workload.

Walters taught history at McAlester High School for eight years and was an Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist in 2016.

"Ryan Walters has been a highly respected teacher committed to his students and their success," State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said in a state...



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