Mountjoy will continue to serve as Beshear’s point person on the recently appointed Transforming Education in Kentucky (TEK) task force.
Beshear appointed Mountjoy as cabinet secretary in 2007. She previously served as vice president of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation and was a member of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Mountjoy also served on the Kentucky Board of Education for 15 years and chaired the board from 1998 to 2004.
“Education and workforce development are the issues closest to my heart, and it’s been a privilege to serve as cabinet secretary,” Mountjoy said. “I am looking forward to continuing some of that work, and I’m also looking forward to spending more time with my family in Owensboro.”
Beshear said he will immediately begin a search for Mountjoy’s replacement.
– Linda Blackford