Wyoming Capitol where Schroeder will be sworn in on Friday. Photo: Kent Kanouse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A formal swearing-in ceremony for Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Schroeder will take place in the Capitol Rotunda at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.

Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court Kate Fox will administer the oath of office. The ceremony is open to the public.

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.

Under state statute, Gordon was required to select one of three candidates presented to him by the Republican Party Central Committee. Gordon’s selection was temporarily blocked after a lawsuit and restraining order claimed the election process was unconstitutional, but a judge ruled that selection could continue early today.

Schroeder has worked as a teacher and administrator in private schools in California, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming and as a family and youth counselor, according to a press release from the Governor’s office. He most recently served as Head of School at Cody’s Veritas Academy, a private Christian school. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Maranatha Baptist University and holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.