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Former state education official announces campaign for Wyoming Superintendent

State Superintendent candidate Megan Degenfelder
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State Superintendent candidate Megan Degenfelder

A former chief policy officer at the Wyoming Department of Education announced she is seeking the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Republican Megan Degenfelder said she wants transparency and a voice in education matters for parents.

Degenfelder said she wants to empower parents to be the number one voice in their child’s education and wants to keep most education decision making at the local level. She also favors giving parents a lot of educational choices, including which school to attend.

“The most important thing is that we have our children Wyoming educated in the best way that suits them and their parents. And so if we can provide private options, public, Christian, charter schools, the more choices truly the better,” said Degenfelder

Degenfelder added that she wants to improve literacy for kindergarten through third grade students and plans to work with Wyoming industries to make sure students are prepared for the workforce. She also wants to find ways to get school funding going into the classroom and out of the pockets of the central administration.

Degenfelder is a Casper native and recently has worked in the Oil and Gas industry.

Bob Beck retired from Wyoming Public Media after serving as News Director of Wyoming Public Radio for 34 years. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
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