Balow resigns her Wyoming position to become Virginia’s top educator


January 14, 2022 — Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow announced Thursday she is resigning her position with the State to become the Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Virginia Department of Education. Balow’s last day with the State of Wyoming will be this Sunday. Balow has been Wyoming’s top educator for ten years.



Governor Gordon has informed the Republican Party Central Committee of the open position. The committee will have 15 days to submit the names of three candidates to Gordon for his consideration. He will then have five days to appoint a new Superintendent from the names submitted. That individual will serve for the remainder of Balow’s term.

Gordon issued the following statement thanking Balow for her service:

“I have enjoyed working alongside Superintendent Balow for the past seven years in my roles as Treasurer and Governor, making her the second-longest currently serving statewide elected officer. We will miss her experience and expertise. She has worked to improve our State’s education system, and I thank her for her efforts. Her service to the State has been exemplary, and I wish her well in her new role.”