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Governor Bullock Picks High School Government Teacher Angela McLean to be Next Lt. Governor

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Photo courtesy of Governor Steve Bullock

Just two days after Lt. Governor John Walsh was tapped to serve as interim U.S. Senator, Governor Steve Bullock has already picked Anaconda High School teacher Angela McLean to be Walsh’s replacement.

Bullock has scheduled a public appearance in front of McLean’s 5th period government class today, February 10, at 12:45 p.m., no media interviews are being granted until after the event.

The Governor’s office has released the following bio on McLean:

Angela McLean, a native of Twin Bridges and an Anaconda resident, became Montana’s 31st Lieutenant Governor in February, 2014 when she was appointed by Governor Steve Bullock.

McLean, an educator and classroom teacher, taught American History and Government at Anaconda High School prior to being tapped to serve as Lieutenant Governor. In 2003, McLean was named “Best High School Teacher” by the Montana Standard. She also served as the Chair of the Montana Board of Regents prior to being appointed and had previously served on the Montana Board of Public Education. The Montana Board of Regents is responsible for the governance and administration of the Montana University System. McLean was first appointed to the position in 2010 and was elected chair in 2012.

Angela worked through high school as a waitress at the Blue Anchor Café and is a 1989 graduate of Twin Bridges High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Western Montana College in Dillon, now the University of Montana Western – becoming the first member of her family to graduate from college. She went on to earn her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana in 2000 and in 2005 she became Nationally Board Certified in Social Studies-History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.

After graduating from Western Montana College, McLean began her teaching career at Arlee High School and Middle School.

McLean has also taught as an adjunct professor at Montana Tech, in Butte.

Angela and her husband Mike, an attorney, returned to his hometown of Anaconda where they raise their family. They are the parents of Colin, an eighth grader, and Ellen, who’s in fourth grade.

She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as skiing, bicycling, hiking and camping.



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