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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Statement By: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson Regarding new members of DOE's executive management team

"Today, the State Board of Education unanimously approved my request to appoint Pamela Stewart as Florida's new Public Schools Chancellor, effective October 17, 2011. Pam brings with her a wealth of Florida public school experience where she has previously served as Deputy Superintendent for Academic Services in St. Johns County, Deputy Chancellor of Educator Quality at the Department of Education, and principal at Vanguard High School and Reddick-Collier Elementary School in Marion County. I'm excited to welcome her back to the DOE team and know she will do an excellent job supporting our efforts to improve student achievement throughout the state.

"I would also like to welcome Aleisa McKinlay as DOE's new Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, effective November 1, 2011. Aleisa has served the Division for nearly three years as the Chief of the Bureau of Partnerships and Communication where she has done an outstanding job overseeing the Ombudsman Program, Centers for Independent Living, Division communication and legislative affairs duties and many other responsibilities. Prior to joining the Department she was Chief of the Bureau of Adult Community Mental Health at the Florida Department of Children and Families, as well as a Program Director at the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities. In addition to holding her law degree, she has significant experience in the mental health field and will be a tremendous advocate for the needs of our VR customers."

Florida Superintendent's Applaud Commissioner Robinson's Selection of Pam Stewart for Chancellor (Word, 48KB)