The White House has announced that Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins has been assigned to the the National Board for Education Sciences by President Barack Obama.
“I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have decided to serve our country. I know they will serve the American people well.” said President Obama while announcing Jenkins with several other appointees.
The Board works with the Institute of Educations Sciences or IES, the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the Department of Education who’s mission is to “provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public.”
“Thank you very much. It is my honor to represent the great state of Florida and to serve on behalf of students and public education.” said Jenkins after getting the news. Jenkins has been Superintendent here in Orange County since 2012, and is regularly mentioned in the conversation for higher positions in public education and political office.