- Photo by Ashley Steeb
- Dr. Jennifer McCormick, superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, announcing her candidacy for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
By Ashley Steeb
Glenda Ritz has a new challenger. Jennifer McCormick, superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, is running against Ritz as a Republican.
McCormick started teaching nearly two decades ago.
“I have some different experiences,” she said. “I have experience in the classroom as a gen ed teacher. I have experience in the classroom as a special ed teacher. I’ve led buildings and I’ve led districts. I know what it takes to be a leader in education.”
If elected, McCormick said she would work to create a statewide assessment program that is credible, align curriculum, instruction and assessment, and avoid “political squabbling.”
“Putting education back and on track in Indiana is going to be a huge task,” said McCormick in a statement. “It’s going to take a huge team effort, but again we can do it.”