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State Education Department names new Acting Education Commissioner

July 16, 2019 05:07 PM

The State Education Department has named a new leader after Commissioner MaryEllen Elia leaves her post.

Executive Deputy Commissioner Beth Berlin will serve as acting commissioner. She will take over on September 1.

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Berlin has worked at the State Education Department for six years. She will be in the role while the search for a new commissioner continues.

Elia surprised the Board of Regents on Monday, when she announced her departure to pursue a new opportunity.

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