Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Mark T. Porter to the position of Monroe County Superintendent of Schools.

Porter, 56, of Key West, is the deputy superintendent of the Monroe County School District. With 32 years of service in public education, Porter has been a teacher and administrator, as well as a school board member. He previously held several leadership positions within South Washington County Schools, including director, assistant superintendent and superintendent from 2000 to 2012. Porter received a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Jesus F. Jara and is appointed for a term beginning September 5, 2012, and ending January 7, 2013.

 

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