Announcing Loretta Costin, Florida New State Director

loretta6-OriginalLoretta Costin was named the Chancellor for the Division of Career and Adult Education, Florida Department of Education in July 2010.  Loretta had been serving as Vice Chancellor and then Interim Chancellor of Career and Adult Education from April 2008 to June 30, 2010. 

Ms. Costin brings years of Career Technical Education experience to her new role. During her 19 years with the Department of Education, Loretta has served in various capacities, including the Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (2002-2004); Director of the Division of Workforce Development Education (2000-2002); Bureau Chief, Program Improvement and Accountability (1997-2000);  Director, Standards, Benchmarks and Frameworks (1994-1997); Program Director, Marketing Education (1990-1994); and Program Specialist, Marketing Education (1985-1990).   Prior to becoming an education administrator, Loretta taught Marketing Education at Rutherford High School in Panama City, Florida.

We welcome Loretta Costin as Florida’s new State Director. She can be reached at


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