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Gene Wilhoit

Executive Director, National Center for Innovation in Education

Gene Wilhoit is the Executive Director of the National Center for Innovation in Education at the University of Kentucky. He has led the Council of Chief State School Officers and National Association of State Boards of Education in Washington, D.C., and served as a state education commissioner in both Arkansas and Kentucky. Wilhoit is a well-recognized voice for high expectations, responsive accountability systems, and innovation in student learning experiences and outcomes. He began his career as a teacher, and his work continues to focus on the inspiration and empowerment gained from new knowledge and skills.