Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY - Sandy Garrett says she will not seek another term as state superintendent of public instruction.

Garrett is serving her five consecutive term in the post.

She said she wanted to make her announcement early enough for other qualified candidates to have time to consider running for the position in the 2010 elections.

The state superintendent serves as the chief executive for the state Department of Education, chairs the state Board of Education and the state Board of Career and Technology Education and is a regent for the state's Regional University System.