New Mexico constitution:
Sec. 6. [Public education department;
public education commission.]
A. There is hereby created a “public education
department” and a “public education
commission” that shall have such powers
and duties as provided by law. The
department shall be a cabinet department
headed by a secretary of public education
who is a qualified, experienced educator
who shall be appointed by the governor and
confirmed by the senate.
Skandera does not have any experience in the classroom, but she does have a BS in Political Science.