Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of six California residents various state posts Tuesday, including Alamo resident Shannon Swain.
Swain, 49, has been appointed as deputy superintendent of correctional education at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which is responsible for the operation of the state prison and parole systems.
Swain has been an expert in correctional education since 2012 at Synergy Technology and Correctional Services, state officials said in a statement.
Swain was a principal, program manager, project coordinator and teacher for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parolee Education programs at the Contra Costa County Office of Education from 1989 to 2012. She also held the position of assistant program manager at Orange County Youth and Family Services from 1984 to 1989.
The deputy superintendent appointment does not need Senate confirmation, and has a compensation of $121,908. Swain is a Democrat.