Finalists for Kentucky education commissioner interviewed

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Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education interviewed the four finalists to become the state's next education commissioner.

The finalists are Catherine Cross Maple of New Mexico, Michael Sentance, who worked with the U.S. Department of Education, Dennis Cheek with the Ewing Kauffman Foundation and Terry Holliday, a superintendent in North Carolina.

All four have a range of experience that Joe Brothers, the chair of the Kentucky Board of Education, believes will be an asset to our state and this position.

Michael Sentance was most recently the Secretary's Regional Representative at the U.S. Department of Education.

Catherine Maple is currently the deputy cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Terry Holliday is currently the superintendent of Iredell-Statesville Schools in North Carolina.

Dennis Cheek is currently a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri.

No candidates from Kentucky made it to the final round.

The board hopes to make an announcement on their decision on July 17.

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