Valerie Royle unexpectedly resigned from her role as deputy minister of education this week.
She had held the post since a deputy minister shuffle in August, 2012. Before that, she was at the helm of the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board.
Judy Arnold will become the interim deputy minister of education on March 16.
She was a teacher, principal and district supervisor in Ontario for more than 20 years, according to a news release.
She worked in management with B.C.‘s Ministry of Education from 2001 through 2009, and joined Yukon’s Department of Education as a senior manager in 2010.