Former Husson Prez to Act as Maine Ed Commish, Plus a New Disruption

Comings and Goings …



Maine Gov. Paul LePage appointed former Husson University President and 2010 gubernatorial candidate William Beardsley as acting commissioner of the Maine Department of Education. Tom Desjardin, who has been acting education commissioner since April and is on medical leave, will return to his earlier role of deputy commissioner.

The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation announced that Executive Director Michael Horn stepped down and was succeeded by Julia Freeland Fisher, who has led the institute’s education arm. Horn wrote an article for NEJHE on Learning to Do During High Unemployment.


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