Pam Stewart has been named as Interim Commissioner of the Department of Education. Mrs. Stewart is currently the Chancellor of Public Schools for the Florida Department of Education. In this role, she oversees K-12 Student Achievement; Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Services; School Improvement; and Educator Quality. Mrs. Stewart also oversees the management and delivery of such affiliate programs as K-12 Race to the Top projects, Just Read, Florida!, Office of Early Learning, and Florida's Virtual Education Program. These areas and programs provide supports for Florida's PreK-12 Education System which serves more than 2.67 million students and 189,000 educators.
Mrs. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from the University of South Florida and a Master of Education in Counselor Education degree from the University of Central Florida.