State official from Florida
Pam Stewart is a former public school teacher and principal. In 2004, she was named Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality at the Florida Department of Education. She served in that position until 2009 when she moved to the St. Johns County School District to become Deputy Superintendent for Academic Services. She returned to the department in 2011 as Chancellor of Public Schools. In August 2013, the state Board of Education named her as the interim commissioner after the resignation of Tony Bennett.