At last week’s Delaware State Board of Education meeting, the board unanimously voted their newest member, Nina Lou Bunting, as the Vice-President.
Bunting was a teacher for four decades and served on the Indian River Board of Education for thirteen years. She resigned prior to her Governor Markell appointed position on the State Board of Education last year. Out of all the State Board of Education appointees, I find Bunting to be the most experienced when it comes to what really goes on in the classroom. As an advocate for special needs children, she also served on the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens.
In an article from the Sussex Post last year when Bunting resigned from the Indian River Board, she listed these are her priorities:
As a state board of education member Ms. Bunting’s prioritized list includes: preparing students to be career-ready; increased focus/emphasis on children with special needs; more training so all teachers can work with all students including those with special needs; and more citizenship education, particularly civics.
The current President of the State Board of Education, Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, was appointed as President of the State Board by Governor Markell. Only the Governor can pick the President under current Delaware state code.