A few days ago, I (rightly) guessed someone from the Rodel Foundation of Delaware would be taking over Donna Johnson’s old role as Executive Director for the Delaware State Board of Education. Today, on the State Board of Education website, this was confirmed. Jenna Ahner (formerly Bucsak) is the new Executive Director.
I knew it was going to be a female from Rodel and I would guess Ahner based on what she did at Rodel with education policy. I am willing to give her a chance and not pre-judge her because she worked for Rodel. While Rodel and I are miles apart on education policy, this is a new gig for Ahner and I respect that.
No sooner does Ahner take this job than Rodel puts out that they are hiring for a Policy Director on their website! They even took Ahner off their website. She was on there two days ago.
According to Ahner’s LinkedIn profile, she worked at Rodel from June, 2013 until the present. She began as a Graduate Research Assistant and, from there, went on to be a Program Officer and a Senior Program Officer. Prior to Rodel, Ahner worked at the University of Delaware from February, 2011 to June, 2013 as a Public Administration Fellow. She did take six months off from that job from January, 2012 to June, 2012 when she was a Legislative Fellow at the Delaware General Assembly.
I did send Ahner a congratulatory email for her new position.
We now have a complete State Board of Education again in Delaware. And yes, Mr. Wolgamot, you deserve a vacation!