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Katie Jenner: Education Passion 24 Hours a Day

March 23, 2021

Indiana’s first Secretary of Education makes it immediately clear that she is passionate about her profession. “I go to bed thinking about it. I wake up thinking about it. And sometimes, in the middle of the night, I wake up thinking about it.” Jenner outlines her experiences – both in the classroom and with community partners in administrative roles – her relationship with Gov. Eric Holcomb (her current and former boss) and the priorities she is hearing about on a current listening tour. She says there is no room for the finger pointing between K-12 education and business that took place at one point in time. Similarly, the government silos must, once and for all, be broken down. Partnerships are one of the keys – as long as they ultimately benefit students.

 Indiana Department of Education (www.doe.in.gov)

Katie Jenner (www.doe.in.gov/idoe/superintendent)