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Political newcomer Jennifer McCormick elected Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction

Posted at 10:13 PM, Nov 08, 2016

The superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools is trading her position for another after Tuesday’s election win.

Political newcomer Republican Jennifer McCormick, who has served in the position with Yorktown Schools since 2010, was elected Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.

She won the race with 53 percent of the vote over current superintendent Glenda Ritz.

As part of her agenda, McCormick plans to put, “students before politics” by establishing leadership and vision within the Indiana Department of Education and restoring partnerships with an emphasis on communication and teamwork.

The Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction serves as the director of the state department of education and chairs the Indiana Board of Education. Also, the superintendent has authority over school lunch programs.

Previously, McCormick served as a teacher and principal. 

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