WPR News
5:01 am
Fri June 2, 2006

Dems Have Candidate for Head of Education

Laramie, Wy – The Democrats will have a candidate in the race for state superintendent of public instruction this year.
Michelle Hoffman filed to run. She's the current superintendent of Fremont County School District 14. That's the district that includes the Wyoming Indian school system, where Hoffman spent five years as principal of Wyoming Indian Middle School.
She became superintendent in 2004 after her husband, then-superintendent Lonny Hoffman, was killed trying to shield his children from a rock slide while hiking in the Wind River Range. The children escaped and were able to hike out and tell authorities.
In March, Superintendent Jim McBride, a Republican, announced he would run for his first elected term. McBride was appointed last summer to fill the remainder of Trent Blankenship's term after Blankenship resigned to become superintendent of an Alaska school
district.