Wentzell named education commissioner

Dianna R. Wentzell (MEd 1988) was appointed Commissioner of Education for the state of Connecticut by Governor Dannel P. Malloy in April 2015 after having served as Interim Commissioner. Wentzell previously served as the State Department of Education’s chief academic officer, overseeing the Bureau of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and the Standards Implementation Division. She previously served as assistant superintendent of schools in Hartford and in district leadership positions in both South Windsor and the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) magnet schools. She has a bachelor’s degree in Russian studies from Mount Holyoke College, a master’s degree in educational leadership from the College of Education, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Hartford.

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