TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has named his choice for New Jersey's next education commissioner.

The governor called it the "worst-kept secret" in his administration and officially announced Christoper Cerf today as his choice.

Cerf is a former deputy commissioner in New York City as well as a charter school operator. Christie thinks Cerf has the vision to shake things up in New Jersey.

Cerf was short on specifics, but he did stress the importance of the role of teachers. It was a welcome sound to the state's teacher's union following a bitter back-and-forth between the union and the governor over the past few months.

Cerf's nomination will first go to the Senate Judiciary Committee and if approved, it will then go to the full Senate for a vote.