Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announces his appointment of Maynard Wallace to the State Board of Education.
Wallace, of Thornfield, served as superintendent of Forsyth School District from 1979 to 1994, and superintendent of Ava Schools from 1994 to 1999.
Wallace represented District 143 in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2003 to 2011, and chaired the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.
Governor Nixon states in a news release that Wallace brings extensive experience in the classroom and as an education administrator, as well as a history of leadership on education issues. Nixon says throughout his career, Wallace has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to education.
Wallace, a Republican, currently owns a small beef cattle operation on land that was homesteaded by his great-grandfather. He is a past president of the Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.
The Governor has appointed Wallace for a term ending July 1st, 2016. The appointment is subject to confirmation from the Missouri Senate.