SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Former Springfield Superintendent Nancy Golden is up for a new job, to become the interim chief education officer for the state of Oregon.
Golden retired from her position as the superintendent back in June in order to spend more time with her family, but when she got nominated for this state position she said it would be hard to pass up.
In 2011 Golden worked with Governor Kitzhaber, while still working as superintendent, so she already has experience at the state level.
Golden spent 38 years in the education field, and said she feels ready to step up to the plate for this new job.
“I’m hoping that the skills I’ve demonstrated in my superintendency and my work in the state make people feel confident in me to really do the job that needs to be done for the students because in the end that’s what really matters,” Golden said.
The Oregon Education Investment Board will discuss Golden’s nomination and decide if she receives the position Monday.