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Ybarra makes another key hire from Mountain Home

State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra is making another key hire from Mountain Home, reports Idaho EdNews, and this time it’s her former boss, Mountain Home school district Superintendent Tim McMurtrey. He’ll start as the state Department of Education’s performance officer/strategic planner on July 1, writes Jennifer Swindell of Idaho EdNews.

McMurtrey had submitted his resignation as district superintendent back in October, with an effective date of July 1; then-Deputy Superintendent James Gilbert was named as his successor. McMurtrey has been the district’s superintendent since 2005. Ybarra was the district’s federal programs director before being elected state superintendent.

EdNews reporter Jennifer Swindell writes that this is the latest of several Mountain Home folks Ybarra has brought on in her office; her full report is online here. Ybarra still lives in Mountain Home and commutes to Boise.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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