|Florida Commissioner of Education|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||August 1, 2013|
|Appointed by||Florida Board of Education|
|Bachelor's||University of South Florida|
|Master's||University of Central Florida|
Stewart began her career as a teacher in 1975, including working as an elementary school teacher in Ward-Highlands. From there she went on to become a guidance counselor, district teaching specialist, assistant principal, and principal. From 2004-2009 Stewart served as Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality at the Florida Department of Education. She then became Deputy Superintendent for Academic Services for the St. Johns County School District. In 2011, she returned to the state Department of Education to become Chancellor of Public Schools.
- BA, elementary education/early childhood, University of South Florida
- Master of Education, counselor education, University of Central Florida
- Postgraduate coursework at Stetson University, certification in educational leadership
Florida Commissioner of Education (2012-2013, 2013-present)
Steward served as interim Florida Commissioner of Education from September 1, 2012 to January 14, 2013. She was replaced by Tony Bennett, the former Republican Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. Bennett subsequently resigned his post, effective August 1, 2013, and Stewart was reinstated as interim commissioner for an indefinite period beginning September 1, 2013. The Florida Board of Education removed the interim tag from Stewart on September 17, 2013.
Stewart was appointed as interim Florida Commissioner of Education by the state Board of Education on August 2, 2012, following the resignation of Gerard Robinson. Robinson stepped down after serving in the position for a little over a year. On August 1, 2013, Steawart was reappointed to the position following the abrupt resignation of Robinson's successor, Tony Bennett.
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- Tampa Bay, Interim education commissioner cautious as Tony Bennett's replacement, August 12, 2013
- Florida Department of Education, "Pam Stewart," accessed September 14, 2012
- Tallahassee.com, "New Fla. education commissioner followed Bush lead," January 14, 2013
- Education Week, "Florida Names Pam Stewart Commissioner, Removing Interim Tag," September 17, 2013
- Tampa Bay Times, "Florida Board of Education chooses interim commissioner," August 2, 2012
|Florida Commissioner of Education
September 2013 - present
| Succeeded by|
|Interim Florida Commissioner of Education
September 2012–January 2013
| Succeeded by|