OMAHA, Nebraska — Matthew Blomstedt, commissioner of the Nebraska Department of Education, filed his resignation letter on Thursday, indicating his intention to leave the agency in January.
Blomstedt states in a letter addressed to Patsy Koch Johns, president of the state board of education, that he will remain in his position until January 3 in order to ensure a smooth transition.
Blomstedt, in reviewing his nearly nine-year stint with the agency, focused on the epidemic, as well as various other developments and obstacles. The commissioner has stated that educational policy is part of his future intentions.
“Working with the State Board and staff, I have been successful in meeting the strategic vision and direction’s goals. And although I will no longer be with the NDE, my future initiatives will emphasize education and policy concerns “Blomstedt wrote.
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