Who Will Be The New Delaware Secretary Of Education?

This won’t happen for another six months, but I thought I would get the speculation game going.  I’ve heard a few names bandied about.  Some who would qualify and others who would not.  Even though Senator Bryan Townsend introduced what I like to call the “Murphy Bill”, to prevent former gym teachers from becoming the State Secretary of Education here in little old Delaware, there are certain qualifications the nomination has to have.  The current state law states any candidate must have at least five years in teaching and administration, with experience in both.  This rules out Mike Matthews for example.  He would make a very fine Secretary of Education, but unfortunately, he isn’t qualified.  So could someone like Capital Superintendent Dr. Dan Shelton qualify if he has only been an administrator for about a year?  Yes, he was a teacher way back when and he was also a Principal at Kirk Middle School and others.  It does not have to be a current or even a former Superintendent.

So who do you think will be the next Delaware Secretary of Education picked by the next Governor?  For the purposes of this poll, I left out names I’ve heard who would not be able to be confirmed by the Delaware Senate because of existing state law.

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

11 thoughts on “Who Will Be The New Delaware Secretary Of Education?”

      1. Well damn it. Not only am I totally transparent in my hero-worship (THAT was tongue-in-cheek, not intended to be taken seriously, since heaven knows who will read this and judge me (limey bastards, get a damn life)), I can’t even follow simple instructions LOL.

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    1. Well, that is intriguing. Not sure how I feel about that. I imagine someone at the DOE would have to fill that role. He is the last of the old “new guard” so to speak. If he has a central role in Carney’s education policy, this does not bode well at all…


  1. I agree with you Kevin about Watson. Not certain he was 100% supporter of Murphy, but not certain he would be a good choice either. Can’t remember how involved he was party-wize before he left DE. I think the top 4 vote getters right now are the best bet.


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