ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Christopher Ruszkowski, acting secretary of education since June, now has the job permanently.
Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment Thursday afternoon in a news release posted on her website.
“I’m confident that Christopher will bring the energy, enthusiasm and leadership needed to help New Mexico’s students succeed in the classroom,” Martinez said. “It won’t be easy. There are entrenched special interest groups in New Mexico that are dedicated to maintaining the status quo in education.”