Pam Stewart

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Pam Stewart
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Florida Commissioner of Education
Incumbent
In office
September 2012–January 2013, September 2013-present
Years in position 1
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$275,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedAugust 1, 2013
Appointed byFlorida Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Florida
Master'sUniversity of Central Florida
Websites
Office website
Pam Stewart is the interim Florida Commissioner of Education following Tony Bennett's resignation on August 1st.[1] Stewart was also the interim Florida Commissioner of Education from September 1, 2012 to January 14, 2013.[2]

Biography

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.[2]

Education

  • BA in Elementary Education/Early Childhood, University of South Florida
  • Master of Education in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida
  • Postgraduate coursework at Stetson University, certification in educational leadership

Political career

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.[3] Bennett subsequently resigned from the commissioner post, effective August 1, 2013, and Stewart was reinstated as interim commissioner, for an indefinite period beginning September 1.

Appointments

2012, 2013

Stewart was appointed as interim Florida Commissioner of Education on August 2, 2012 by the state Board of Education. She was named to the position to replace Gerard Robinson who resigned effective August 31, 2012 after serving in the position for a little over a year.[4] On August 1, 2013, she was reappointed to the position following the abrupt resignation of Robinson's permanent replacement, Tony Bennett.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gerard Robinson
Interim Florida Commissioner of Education
September 2012–January 2013
Succeeded by
Tony Bennett
Preceded by
Tony Bennett
Interim Florida Commissioner of Education
September 2013
Succeeded by
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