Superintendent Elect Jillian Balow has announced the leadership team who will work with her at the Wyoming Department of Education.
Balow named Cheyenne attorney Dicky Shanor her Chief of Staff. Laramie County School District 1’s Brent Young will serve as Balow’s Chief Policy Officer, Laramie County 2’s Brent Bacon was named Chief Academic Officer, and Dianne Bailey will be promoted from within the Department to the role of Chief Financial Officer.
Balow says she and her team aim to quickly strengthen the Department, which has been is disarray under current State Superintendent Cindy Hill.
“Now is the time to bring stability to Wyoming education and that starts at the Department of Education,” says Balow. “They will continue recruiting and retaining the very best so that we build the capacity and the knowledge at the State Department of Education so that we can provide that support and stability across the state.”
Balow beat out her Democratic opponent Mike Ceballos in the November election to succeed current Superintendent Cindy Hill.
Balow, a Republican, will be officially sworn in on January 5.