On December 29, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed me as acting State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commonwealth of Virginia. I am deeply grateful, humbled and very honored to receive this appointment.
Even though the appointment is temporary, the position will demand my full attention as we prepare to implement significant and exciting statewide educational reforms. Given this, I must temporarily set aside my national work in family engagement. I will be unable to accept additional speaking and workshop invitations for the duration of my time in this position.
I hope you will still visit the website and utilize the resources and most importantly, maintain a strong commitment to family engagement in your school, district and community.
I appreciate the many, many friends I have made in my travels over these last 23 years. I wish each and every one of you much success and happiness and thank you for the honor and the joy you have brought to me for all of these years – you are a great source of inspiration to me. I know our paths will cross again.