Jackie Quitugua, the associate commissioner for Instructional Services at the Public School System, will be serving as deputy education commissioner based on PSS protocols. However, Quitugua is currently off-island for official business, and interim associate commissioner for Administrative Services Charley Kenty is currently serving as deputy commissioner until Nov. 18.
Saipan Tribune learned that Quitugua will be deputy education commissioner until further notice after former education commissioner Glenn Muña’s resigned. The CNMI State Board of Education has yet to decide on a permanent replacement for Muña. The PSS Human Resource Department is right now processing applications and conducting background checks before sending its recommendation to the BOE.
BOE chair Janice Tenorio informed Saipan Tribune on Monday that, as per PSS protocols, the deputy commissioner would be either Kenty or Quitugua, as both associate commissioners are under the supervision of the education commissioner.
This move follows Muña’s resignation last Sep. 12, where he informed the BOE that his resignation will be effective after 60 days, which was on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Muña cited personal reasons for his resignation.