Wyoming’s newly appointed Director of Education Rich Crandall is busy getting acquainted with Wyoming’s Education system. Crandall began his new duties August first.
He was heavily involved in education as a politician in Arizona and he’s now running the Wyoming Department of Education and working with legislators to implement education policy in the state.
NEW ED DIRECTOR - Gov. Matt Mead has selected an Arizona state senator to run the Wyoming Education Department.
Mead late Wednesday afternoon announced his choice of Richard Crandall, who co-owns two nutritional service companies.
The Education Department has a budget of about $1 billion a year and employs about 150 people.
A search firm says there is a lot of interest in Wyoming’s opening for a new Director of Education. The position was created by the State Legislature to take over day to day operations of the State Department of Education.