Rhode Island's new Education Commissioner Ken Wagner officially begins his tenure on Saturday, August 1st, although he is not expected in the office until Monday.
The Rhode Island Department of Education says his first day on the job will include meetings with students, parents and teachers. Wagner is also expected to meet with his new staff.
A former deputy education commissioner in New York State, Wagner has moved to Rhode Island with his family.
He succeeds Deborah Gist as Rhode Island's education chief.