Kim Anglin Anderson, a longtime lobbyist for the National Education Association, has been named the union’s next executive director.
Anderson began working for the NEA in 2001, then moved to the Democracy Alliance, a political-donation coordinator, as its executive vice president three years ago. Earlier in her career, the lawyer worked for former Sen. Charles Robb, D-Va.
As of Sept. 1, she replaces John Stocks, who will become a senior adviser to the organization.
Jeff Eakins, the superintendent of the Hillsborough County district in Florida, which includes Tampa and St. Petersburg, has announced he will retire when his contract expires next year.
Eakins took the reins of the 220,000-student district in 2015. He rose to that position after working for the district for 26 years, including serving as a teacher and deputy superintendent.
A version of this article appeared in the July 17, 2019 edition of Education Week as Transitions