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Carolyn Dumaresq

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Carolyn Dumaresqu
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Pennsylvania Secretary of Education
Acting officeholder
In office
August 26, 2013 - Present
Term ends
2014
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$149,804
Elections and appointments
AppointedAugust 26, 2013
Appointed byGov. Tom Corbett (R)
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolUpper Merion High School (1965)
Bachelor'sHood College
Master'sVillanova University
Ph.D.University of Pennsylvania
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Carolyn Dumaresqu is the current acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Education.[1] Serving in this role since August 26, 2013, she was named to fill the vacancy left following William E. Harner's resignation. Dumaresq was serving as the department's executive deputy secretary at the time.[2]

Dumaresq agreed to lead the department until Gov. Corbett's term expires in 2014. She said she planned to give up the job in order to have more time to show her dogs at competitions, teach dog obedience classes and volunteer at no-kill shelters.[3]


Biography

Dumaresqu has a long history of experience in public education. Immediately prior to her appointment, she was serving as Executive Deputy Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education in the Pennsylvania Department of Education.[1]

Beginning her career as a math teacher, Dumaresqu went on to teach at the college level at Temple and Penn State universities. Among the many other roles she has serve in, Dumaresqu has been Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and President of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators.[4]

Education

  • Doctor of education in personnel and labor relations, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of arts in secondary administration, Villanova University
  • Bachelor of arts in mathematics, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland

Political career

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education (2013-Present)

Dumaresqu has served as Pennsylvania Secretary of Education since August 26, 2013. She was appointed to fill the position after William Harner was asked to resign.[1]

Appointments

2013

Dumaresqu was named by Gov. Tom Corbett to be the acting Secretary of Education on August 26, 2013.[4]

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Preceded by
William Harner
Pennsylvania Secretary of Education
August 2013-present
Succeeded by
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