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Gov. Youngkin promotes former Shenandoah Co. Educator
Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the appointment of former Shenandoah County Division Superintendent Jeremy Raley as the new Chief of Staff of the Virginia Department of Education.
The Governor also appointed Tennessee Chief Academic Officer Lisa Coons as the 27 Superintendent of Public Instruction in Virginia.
Coons’ appointment takes effect Monday April 17 replacing former Superintendent Jillian Balow who resigned in early March.
Coons has demonstrated success in addressing learning loss and implemented evidence based literacy policy and practices previously.
She is also known for building strong partnerships with teachers, communities, schools, division leaders and parents.
Raley became Goochland County Superintendent of schools in 2016.
Raley began his career in education 26 years ago in Shenandoah Count as a Physical Education teacher.
As his career advanced Raley would move on to become a Principal and then Division Superintendent in Shenandoah County.
Raley holds a doctorate in education from Shenandoah University.
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