Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert issued the following statement:
“When Republicans said we would make education a priority for the upcoming General Assembly session, it wasn’t empty rhetoric. We heard parents loud and clear. Governor-elect Youngkin’s nominee for Secretary of Education has a record of supporting innovation and high educational standards, and will serve Virginia students well.
“Secretary-designee Guidera has the kind of experience parents have said they want in our education leadership — she’s a parent with hands-on experience supporting her children as they attended Fairfax County Public Schools. I look forward to getting to know Secretary-designee Guidera and working with her to ensure every student in Virginia gets the high-quality education they deserve.”