Commissioner Scott Announces Resignation
Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott announced this week that he will resign his office, effective July 2, the Texas Education Agency reported.
Scott, 43, began his career at the TEA in 1994 as an assistant director of governmental relations and served as interim commissioner from Aug. 1, 2003, to Jan. 12, 2004, and again from July 2, 2007, to Oct. 15, 2007, before being appointed commissioner on Oct. 16, 2007.
TEA noted some of Commissioner Scott’s career highlights as having:
Although there were many new initiatives begun during his tenure, TEA said in a news release, it also fell to Scott to twice oversee drastic downsizings of TEA during a budget crisis. This prompted reorganizations of the agency and the way it operates.
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