The newly appointed interim director of the state Department of Education has a lot of homework to do.
Jim Rose was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Matt Mead to fill the spot. Rose said he has spent much of his time since then learning about the department.
“We all see this as a challenge and an opportunity,” he said. “I’ve had a great deal of support from the people here, and that gives me a lot of confidence and optimism about the work we have to do.”
Rose said he was surprised when he was asked to consider stepping into the role, but he appreciated the offer.