Spreitler appointed to State Board of Education

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By Chris Kieffer

Daily Journal

JACKSON – Danny Spreitler, executive director of the Monroe County Gilmore Foundation, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday to serve on the State Board of Education.

Bryant also appointed Johnny Franklin to the board on Tuesday. Each will serve unexpired terms of outgoing members.

“I am thrilled both Danny and Johnny have accepted these appointments,” Bryant said in a press release. “They are bringing many years of diverse educational experience with them to the board, and I know they are focused on improving the lives of all Mississippi children through education.”

Spreitler will be filling the unexpired term for Simon Weir of Hernando for the State Supreme Court District 3. His term will expire on June 30, 2021. Franklin will fill the unexpired term for Hal Gage of Vicksburg for the State Supreme Court District 1. His term will expire on June 30, 2016.

Franklin also serves on the state Charter School Board and will remain on that board. Both Spreitler and Franklin will remain on the State Early Childhood Advisory Council.

Franklin is a former teacher, coach and administrator who also has worked for the Mississippi Department of Education and has served as education policy adviser to Bryant and former Governor Haley Barbour.

See Wednesday’s Daily Journal for more information.