In the News: Trump’s Transition Team Needs to Find Nearly 4,000 Appointees

There’s always a lot of buzz on social media about who will be tapped to fill the top spots in each department after an election, but an infographic in the Washington Post shows how many spots need to be filled in total by the Trump administration.

ednext-nov2016-blog-ototn-trump-appointments-4000-educationIn the U.S. Department of Education 147 appointments need to be made.

In a blog entry, Rick Hess offers his suggestions for who could be nominated to fill some of these positions.

U.S. Secretary of Education: Mitch Daniels, Scott Walker, Bill Evers, Gerard Robinson

Deputy Secretary: David Cleary, Brian Jones, Lisa Graham Keegan, Larry Arnn

Under Secretary: Nina Rees, Paul Pastorek, Jim Peyser, Vic Klatt, Hanna Skandera

Assistant Secretary – Civil Rights: Joshua Dunn, Greg Lukianoff, Robert Scott

Assistant Secretary – Communications and Outreach: Jenna Talbot, Joy Pullmann, Holly Kuzmich

ednext-nov2016-blog-ototn-trump-appointments-4000-legendAssistant Secretary – Elementary and Secondary Education: Dwight Jones, Robert Pondiscio, Tom Luna, Matt Ladner, Jim Stergios

Assistant Secretary – Legislation and Congressional Affairs: Lindsay Fryer, D’arcy Philps, Lindsey Burke

Assistant Secretary – Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development: Peter Oppenheim, Brad Thomas, Andy Smarick, Robert Enlow

Assistant Secretary – Postsecondary Education: Andrew Kelly, Jason Delisle, James Bergeron

Assistant Secretary – Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: Joe Siedlecki, Mike McShane, Max Eden

Assistant Secretary – Vocational and Adult Education: Tom Stewart, Tony Bennett

Institute of Education Sciences – Director: Patrick Wolf, Jay Greene, Caroline Hoxby, Martin West, Rick Hanushek

– Education Next



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