- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray has named his choices for two education positions.

At a news conference Wednesday, Gray named Hosanna Mahaley as state superintendent of education. Mahaley previously worked for Chicago and Atlanta public schools.

Gray also named De’Shawn Wright as deputy mayor for education. Wright has been a senior adviser to Newark Mayor Corey A. Booker.

Gray says he will not name a permanent schools chancellor until after a search as required by the school reform law that gave the mayor control of the schools. That process includes a review and advice from city educators.

Former D.C. public schools head Michelle Rhee left her post earlier this year after a controversial tenure. Kaya Henderson, the former deputy chancellor, is the interim schools chancellor.

**FILE** D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Associated Press)
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