By Ashley Steeb
Glenda Ritz has a new challenger. Jennifer McCormick
, superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, is running against Ritz as a Republican.
“As we teach our students and I teach my son, you can’t make change just by talking about it, you have to do something about it,” Dr. McCormick said in a statement. “So today that’s what I’m doing. I’m pleased to announce my candidacy for Superintendent of Public Instruction.”
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.”