Brian Maher named as Nebraska’s next commissioner of education
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska State Board of Education on Friday selected Brian Maher as the next commissioner of education.
The announcement came after a nationwide search process, which included input from staff and stakeholders, according to a press release.
Maher will replace Matthew Blomstedt, who served for nine years as education commissioner, in July.
Currently, Maher serves as the CEO and executive director of the South Dakota Board of Regents, where he leads a 25,000-student university system.
Maher was also a superintendent at Sioux Falls Public Schools in South Dakota and Kearney and Centennial Public Schools in Nebraska.