Alexander: Senate Confirms Frank Brogan to Oversee Elementary and Secondary Education

Posted on June 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2018 — Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Frank Brogan to serve as Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education:

“Our nation’s schools are fortunate to now have Mr. Brogan as a partner in this important role. He brings nearly every possible perspective to this position, having served as an elementary school teacher, principal, and superintendent, and as Florida’s Commissioner of Education and lieutenant governor. I look forward to working with him as he oversees our education law that restores more freedom of decision-making to states and local schools.”

Mr. Brogan was the first in his family to attend college, earning a bachelor’s degree in education and then a master’s degree in education. He has served as an elementary school teacher, principal, and superintendent, and as Florida’s Commissioner of Education and lieutenant governor. Mr. Brogan also served as Chancellor of the Florida Board of Governors, and as President of Florida Atlantic University, and prior to his most recent role, served as Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. In 1985, as an assistant principal, Frank Brogan prevented a potential school shooting by apprehending a student who entered the school with a gun.

The Senate education committee held a confirmation hearing for Frank Brogan on January 25, 2018, and approved his nomination on March 14, 2018.

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