Marin County Schools Chief Mary Jane Burke Will Not Seek Re-Election

Longtime Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke has announced she will not seek another term. Burke has managed the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) since 1995. Her last day in office will be Jan. 1, 2023.

Burke began her career in education 50 years ago. She has worked as a teacher, principal, special education director, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent. She has also served as Chair of the Marin County Treasury Oversight Committee; President of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA); Chair of the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) Board of Directors; and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Dominican University of California.

Burke shared a moving text message on Twitter that she received from her son after her announcement. It reads in part:

“Great books have many chapters. Your book has many great chapters. But your book is unfinished. More will and must be written. So never forget—this is not the end of anything more than one chapter, and indeed, is an incredible opportunity to begin again.”

Read more about Mary Jane Burke’s departure at the Marin Independent Journal

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