Minnesota’s top education official is stepping down from her position. Mary Cathryn Ricker says her resignation will be effective April 1st, with her last day in the department being March 19th. Ricker, a former teacher and union president, said she feels compelled to return to working directly with students after overseeing schools’ COVID-19 efforts. Governor Tim Walz said he is grateful for the leadership and dedication she has shown during this difficult time. Former deputy education commissioner Heather Mueller will be taking over the role. Mueller has worked in the Mankato School District before her role in the department of education.
Minnesota Education Commissioner Resigns
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-10T06:04:33-06:00March 10th, 2021|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!