A Nebraskan has been chosen as the new state Commissioner of Education.
The Nebraska State Board of Education voted unanimously today to name Matthew Blomstedt of Central City to succeed Roger Breed, who retired this past summer.
Blomstedt is the executive director of the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council. Blomstedt has earned an undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The other finalists were Virginia Moon of Omaha, interim superintendent of Omaha Public Schools; Norman Ridder of Springfield, Missouri, superintendent of the Springfield Public School District; and Michael Sentence of Concord, Massachusetts, president of Education Reform Strategies for a UK-based international consultancy, Tribal Group, USA.