Richard Crandall, a former Arizona legislator and Wyoming schools chief, is soon to become Colorado’s education commissioner.
Crandall has chaired the education committees in both the Arizona Senate and House. He was appointed in 2013 to head the Wyoming education department, a position that was ruled unconstitutional by the Wyoming Supreme Court.
He is the founder and president of CN Resource, which provides oversight and audit services of federal child-nutrition programs for state education agencies.
Mike Morath, a Dallas schools trustee and an investment manager, will lead the Texas Education Agency.
A former computer science teacher, Morath was elected to the Dallas school board in 2011.
He is the chairman of Morath Investments and recently served as the president of Minute Menu Systems, providing information systems to help manage a federal child-nutrition program.
A version of this article appeared in the January 06, 2016 edition of Education Week as Transitions