Illinois Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala to retire

Illinois State Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala is retiring at the end of January after nearly four years at the helm of state policy on pu...

November 19, 2022
1:58 AM

Illinois State Superintendent of Education Carmen Ayala is retiring at the end of January after nearly four years at the helm of state policy on public schools. Ayala, the first woman and first person of color to hold the position full-time, led Illinois schools through the COVID-19 pandemic, issuing guidelines for districts learning how to operate remote education and the safe return of students to classrooms. 'For the last almost 40 years I have been so blessed to serve the students in Illinois,' Ayala said at an Illinois State Board of Education meeting this week.

Nader Issa