Indiana’s Superintendent-elect Tony Bennett has tapped Indiana Chamber vice president of education and workforce development policy, Derek Redelman, as a member of his transition team. Redelman is advising Bennett on a variety of issues, but has been asked especially to help review the Department of Education center that includes Title I funding, school choices, adult education and ELL/Migrant learning programs.
Redelman worked previously as a policy analyst for the Department of Education and as an advisor to then-Superintendent H. Dean Evans. He sees great opportunity with the incoming superintendent: "It is exciting to work again with a superintendent who recognizes our state’s challenges and who brings fresh ideas for improving the education of all children."
Bennett is scheduled to take office on January 12, 2009. Three days prior, he will participate in a First Friday Conference Call (9:30-10:30 a.m. on January 9) with Indiana Chamber members, discussing his priorities for the department and the state’s education future.