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Board of Education getting new executive director

PHOENIX — The board that regulates Arizona’s public school system is
getting a new executive director.

The state Board of Education has appointed Christine Thompson to replace Vince
Yanez. He is stepping down to take a job with the Arizona Community Foundation.

Thompson is now the board’s deputy director. She previously served as lobbyist
for the state Board of Regents and before that as a lobbyist for the State Bar
of Arizona.

The Board of Education’s 11 members include the state superintendent of public
instruction and a university of college president.


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