Francis Barnes

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Francis V. Barnes was the Secretary of Education for the Pennsylvania Department of Education from 2004 to 2005.

Career[edit]

He was appointed in July, 2004 by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. He is the first African American to hold the position.

Barnes graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Education, and letter earned an MEd and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. He also served on the Board of Trustees at the Pennsylvania State University in his capacity as Education Secretary.

Barnes resigned from his position as Education Secretary in 2005, because he claimed the commute separated him from his family.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Barnes has a wife, Patty and two children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, John. "Rendells education secretary resigns". news paper article. Philadelphia enquirer. Retrieved 11/4/2011. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, John. "Rendells education secretary resigns". news paper article. Philadelphia enquirer. Retrieved 11/4/2011.