Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow has announced her resignation to accept an offer to serve in that role in Virginia.
Balow started her teaching career in Hulett, Wyoming, with a population of 386. From there her 25-year career in education and politics, had her serving as a national literacy consultant, an executive in state government, a policy advisor in the governor’s office, and currently the elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The Superintendent’s resignation is effective January 16th. Governor Gordon is informing the Republican Party Central Committee, which will have 15 days to submit three candidates to the Governor for consideration. The Governor will then have five days to appoint a new Superintendent from those three who will serve for the remainder of Balow’s term.