(Boise) Educator Sherri Ybarra is thanking Idaho voters for electing her as Superintendent of Public Instruction and says she is looking forward to working with students, parents, teachers, state legislators and other stakeholders to bring improvement and innovation to Idaho’s classrooms.
According to the Idaho Secretary of State, Ybarra captured 50.7% of the vote to 49.3% for Jones with 965 of 965 precincts reporting. “First I want to thank my family for standing by my side and for all of their love and support. I want to give a huge thank you to all of my supporters in Idaho for the most humbling experience of my career and life. I am honored and proud because they have entrusted me with the position of ‘Chief of Schools’ and I will do everything I can to defend that trust. I also want to thank my opponent for her hard work running a statewide campaign. It isn’t easy, so thank you Jana Jones. I am excited about moving education forward for Idaho’s students,” said Ybarra.
Ybarra said she will immediately begin working with outgoing Superintendent Tom Luna for a seamless transition in the leadership of Idaho’s Department of Education.