- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont’s education secretary is leaving her job.

Secretary Rebecca Holcombe was not quoted directly in the news release issued by the office of Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday announcing that she will leave the agency on April 1. No reason was given.

Scott said it was her personal decision to leave and he praised Holcombe for her contributions to the state.

Holcombe submitted her resignation last week. In a letter she sent to education partners on Tuesday, Holcombe said it was time to move on.

Holcombe was the director of teacher education at New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College before she was appointed Vermont education secretary in 2013 by Scott’s Democratic predecessor, Gov. Peter Shumlin.

She was reappointed to the position last year after Scott took office.

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