State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill resumed her duties as head of the Wyoming Department of Education Monday.

 Laramie County District Court Judge Thomas Campbell issued an order friday codifying an earlier finding by the Wyoming Supreme Court that said the bulk of a state law passed last year that stripped most of Hill's duties was unconstitutional. Hill said she is extremely pleased to be back at work and thanked everyone who supported her.

Thank you for all those who have supported me in your words and in the financial costs of all this. Because it was not just a personal cost, but it was also a financial cost.

Hill also said she believes the employees of the Wyoming Department of Education have done an excellent job carrying on with the work of the department in her absence. She said her first job now is to try and figure out what has taken place at the department since she has been gone.

I don't know what contracts have been entered into; I don't know what reports have been completed, what travel and what commitments to the U.S. Department of Education have occurred. So that's where we need to analyze what has taken place.