(Aug 26) Carolyn Dumaresq named acting Pa. education secretary, replacing William Harner

By Jan Murphy | jmurphy@pennlive.com  on August 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM, updated August 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM

After Gov. Tom Corbett requested and received acting Education Secretary William Harner’s resignation, he named a one-time state teachers union executive director as Harner’s replacement.

Corbett chose Carolyn Dumaresq, who has been serving as the department’s executive deputy secretary, to serve as acting secretary of the state Department of Education, effective immediately.

A former superintendent at Central Dauphin and Steelton-Highspire school districts, Dumaresq began her education career as a math teacher. Later, Dumaresq taught on a college level at the Harrisburg campuses of Temple and Penn State universities. She also served as executive director of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union.

It is undetermined at this time whether Dumaresq’s name would be submitted to the state Senate for confirmation, Corbett spokeswoman Lynn Lawson said.

She said Harner, 56, of Carlisle, was asked to submit his resignation was not because of a difference in education policy with the governor. “Beyond that, it’s a personnel matter and I’m going to leave it at that,” she said.

Find the full article, here: Carolyn Dumaresq named acting Pa. education secretary, replacing William Harner Jan Murphy, The Patriot-News, 8/26/13


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