Governor Appoints Secretary of Education

Governor Eric Holcomb has chosen one of his education advisers to be the state’s first appointed Secretary of Education.

Dr. Katie Jenner will assume the duties currently performed by Dr. Jennifer McCormick, who is the last elected superintendent of Public Instruction.

Jenner is a former administrator for Madison Consolidated Schools and a former vice president at Ivy Tech Community College.

She will take office in January and one of her primary duties is to oversee the continuation of public-school education during the pandemic and recovery.