Superintendent Brian Schroeder takes the Oath of Office from Chief Justice Kate Fox. Photo: Courtesy of Wyoming Department of Education

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Friday afternoon, Wyoming’s 23rd Superintendent of Public Instruction, Brian Schroeder, took the Oath of Office in Wyoming’s Capitol.

Schroeder replaces interim superintendent Kari Eakins, who will now return to her work as chief policy officer.

In the speech he gave shortly after taking the Oath of Office, Superintendent Schroeder said his goal is to make a difference for students, teachers and parents.

He added that his objective is to give Wyoming the most dynamic Department of Education in the nation.

“We can lead the way in this field, therefore, we should,” said Schroeder.

Governor Mark Gordon appointed Schroeder to replace Superintendent Jillian Balow, who resigned on Jan. 16, 2022. Schroeder will serve as Superintendent for the remainder of Balow’s term, which ends in January 2023.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.