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In education in the United States, a superintendent of schools, also known in many states as a chief school administrator, is a person who has executive oversight and administrative powers, usually within an educational entity or organization.

United States[edit]

In the United States there are many variations in public school systems from state to state. Every state constitution has language requiring a state-supported system of public education.[citation needed] Education comes within states' rights so, while there are many similarities among public school education systems from state to state, there are also differences.

State level
Many state departments of education in the United States refer to their state-level chief education officer/administrator as "Superintendent." However, also common are the titles "commissioner" and "secretary." In most states the state-level education administrator is appointed, but some states select the official by statewide election.
District level
Depending on the state in which they serve, a public school Superintendent might be referred to as "chief education officer," or "chief executive officer." The most common title is "Superintendent of Schools." Generally, public school district Superintendents have administrative oversight of the students, public schools, and educational services within the geographic area (school district) identified by state law. School district Superintendents are hired by a school board of a local school district. As chief executive officer of the public schools, the Superintendent has oversight for what is often (in smaller communities) one of the larger businesses within the community the school district serves.

In many states Superintendents of schools are members on the board of education (school board) of their school district, but they usually cannot vote as members of the board.[citation needed] In most states, Superintendents of schools are required to hold a "certification" issued by the state in which they work. State certification is typically earned by completing a course of study prescribed by the state, usually 60 graduate hours above the bachelor degree and an internship. While not required by any state, many school boards prefer that their Superintendent hold a doctoral degree. Most Superintendents are hired by contract with the board of education (or board of trustees). The board of education is the governing (policy making) entity of the school district. The board of education is composed of elected (or appointed) officials from the communities the school district serves.

Current chief state school officers[edit]

Although the Wyoming Constitution provides for a popularly elected Superintendent of public instruction, the state department of education is led by a director appointed by the governor. For completeness, both offices are listed below.

Further information: State education agency
State Head of education Selection Name
Alabama Alabama Superintendent of Education State Board of Education[1] Dr. Thomas Bice
Alaska Alaska Commissioner of Education & Early Development State Board of Education, subject to the governor's approval[2] Mike Hanley
Arizona Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected John Huppenthal
Arkansas Arkansas Commissioner of Education State Board of Education, subject to confirmation by the governor[3] Dr. Thomas Kimbrell
California California Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Tom Torlakson
Colorado Colorado Commissioner of Education State Board of Education[4] Robert Hammond
Connecticut Connecticut Commissioner of Education Recommended to the governor by the State Board of Education[5] Stefan Pryor
Delaware Delaware Secretary of Education Governor Mark Murphy
District of Columbia State Superintendent of Education[6][7] Mayor Dr. Kerri L. Briggs
Florida Florida Commissioner of Education State Board of Education[8] Dr. Eric J. Smith
Georgia State Superintendent of Schools Elected John D. Barge [9][10]
Hawaii Hawaii Superintendent of Education State Board of Education[11] Kathryn Matayoshi
Idaho Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Tom Luna
Illinois Illinois Superintendent of Education State Board of Education[12] Dr. Christopher Koch
Indiana Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Glenda Ritz
Iowa Iowa Director of Education Governor Judy Jeffrey
Kansas Kansas Interim Commissioner of Education State Board of Education[13] Dr. Diane DeBacker
Kentucky Kentucky Commissioner of Education[14] State Board of Education[15] Dr. Terry Holliday
Louisiana Louisiana Superintendent of Education State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education[16] John White
Maine Maine Commissioner of Education Governor Susan A. Gendron
Maryland Maryland State Superintendent of Schools State Board of Education[17] Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick
Massachusetts Massachusetts Secretary of Education Governor Mitchell D. Chester
Michigan Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction State Board of Education[18] Michael P. Flanagan
Minnesota Minnesota Commissioner of Education Governor Brenda Cassellius
Mississippi Mississippi Superintendent of Education State Board of Education[19] Dr. Tom Burnham
Missouri Missouri Commissioner of Education State Board of Education[20] Dr. Chris L. Nicastro
Montana Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Denise Juneau
Nebraska Nebraska Commissioner of Education[21] State Board of Education Dr. Roger Breed
Nevada Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Governor, from a list of three candidates submitted by the State Board of Education[22] Dr. James W. Guthrie
New Hampshire New Hampshire Commissioner of Education Governor, after consultation with the Board of Education Virginia Barry
New Jersey New Jersey Commissioner of Education Governor Chris Cerf
New Mexico New Mexico Secretary of Education Governor Dr. Veronica García
New York New York Commissioner of Education New York State Board of Regents[23] Dr. John B. King, Jr.
North Carolina North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson
North Dakota North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Kirsten Baesler
Ohio Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction State Board of Education[24] Deborah S. Delisle
Oklahoma Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Janet Barresi
Oregon Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction Governor Rob Saxton
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Governor Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak
Rhode Island Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education[25] Deborah A. Gist
South Carolina South Carolina Superintendent of Education Elected Mick Zais
South Dakota South Dakota Secretary of Education Governor Thomas J. Oster
Tennessee Tennessee Commissioner of Education Governor Kevin Huffman
Texas Texas Commissioner of Education Governor Michael L. Williams
Utah Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction State Board of Education[26] Larry Shumway
Vermont Vermont Secretary of Education Governor, from a list of three provided by the State Board of Education[27] Armando Vilaseca
Virginia Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Governor, after consultation with the State Board of Education[28] Steve Staples
Washington Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Randy Dorn
West Virginia West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools State Board of Education[29] Dr. Steven L. Paine
Wisconsin Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Dr. Tony Evers
Wyoming Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Elected Cindy Hill
Wyoming Director of the Wyoming Department of Education Governor, from a list of three submitted by the state board of education[30] Richard Crandall[31]
American Samoa American Samoa Director of Education Dr. Claire Tuia Poumele
Guam Guam Superintendent of Education Dr. Nerissa Bretania-Underwood
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Secretary of Education Carlos Chardon
U.S. Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands Acting Commissioner of Education Dr. Laverne Terry

Elected officials[edit]

Current officeholder State Office Party Assumed office Next election
John Huppenthal Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Rep 2011 2014
Tom Torlakson California State Superintendent of Public Instruction NP 2011 2014
John D. Barge Georgia State Schools Superintendent Rep 2011 2014
Tom Luna Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Rep 2007 2014
Glenda Ritz Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dem 2013 2016
Denise Juneau Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dem 2009 2016
June Atkinson North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Dem 2005 2016
Kirsten Baesler North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction NP 2013 2016
Janet Barresi Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Rep 2011 2014
Mick Zais South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Rep 2011 2014
Randy Dorn Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction NP 2009 2016
Tony Evers Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction NP 2009 2017
Cindy Hill Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Rep 2011 2014

Note: In January 2013 the Wyoming Legislature passed a law stripping the office of superintendent of most of its duties and eliminating its role as executive of the state department of education. This was done in response to the controversial tenure of Superintendent Cindy Hill who "alienated and frustrated state lawmakers and others who took issue with how she ran [the] department." [32] Superintendent Hill sued to have the law declared unconstitutional and Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments in August 2013.[33]

Other countries[edit]

The term 'superintendent' is rarely used for education in the United Kingdom (possibly to avoid confusion with the police rank); in most Local Education Authorities the equivalent title is Chief Education Officer. According to the history of Newcastle High School (published in 1985), when in 1885 the Church Schools Company took over a school to form Newcastle High School, later Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School, the mistress of the former school was briefly considered for the post of Lady Superintendent, below the headmistress.

The Ontario's education system equivalent is the Director of Education, which was also used in Hong Kong but it fell into disuse in 2003.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama Code - Section 16-4-1". FindLaw. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Alaska Statutes - Section 14.07.145.: Commissioner of education and early development. - See more at: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/akstatutes/14/14.07./02./14.07.145.#sthash.RlQCdkjX.dpuf". FindLaw. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "2012 Arkansas Code § 6-11-102 - Commissioner of Education". Justia. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Powers and Duties". Colorado Department of Education. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chapter 163 State Board of Education. Department of Education". Connecticut General Assembly. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Office of the State Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia official website. Retrieved 7/2/08.
  7. ^ "CCSSO - Meet the Chiefs". Council of Chief State School Officers. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "The 2000 Florida Statutes". The Florida Legislature. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dr. John Barge – Georgia State School Superintendent Home". Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Georgia Department of Education". Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Hawaii Revised Statutes §302A-1101". Hawaii State Legislature. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Illinois Constitution - Article X". Illinois General Assembly. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Article Six: Education". Kansas State Library. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  14. ^ Kentucky Commissioner of Education official website. Retrieved 9/30/10.
  15. ^ "Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.148". Kentucky Legislative Research Committee. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Revised Statutes 17:21". Louisiana State Legislature. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Article ­ Education". Maryland General Assembly. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "State Constitution Article VIII § 3". Legislative Council, State of Michigan. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Article 8, Section 202. State Superintendent of Public Education.". LawNetCom. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Missouri Constitution, Article IX Section 2(b)". Missouri General Assembly. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Nebraska State Constitution Article VII-4". Nebraska Legislature. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "Title 34 - Education 385.150". Legislative Counsel Bureau. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "About the University of the State of New York". New York State Education Department. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "The Ohio Constitution § 6.04 State board of education". Legislative Information Systems. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "State of Rhode Island General Laws Section 16-60-6". State of Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Utah Code Title 53A Chapter 1 Section 301". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "The Vermont Statutes Online 3 V.S.A. § 2702. Secretary of education". State of Vermont. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  28. ^ "Code of Virginia § 22.1-21. Appointment and qualification". Virginia General Assembly. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "West Virginia Code §18-3-1". West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  30. ^ Wyoming Statutes, 21-1-104.
  31. ^ "Wyoming Department of Education Director Richard Crandell". Wyoming Department of Education. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  32. ^ "Controversial Wyoming schools chief bill passes Legislature, heads to governor's desk". Casper Star-Tribune Online. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  33. ^ "Wyoming Supreme Court hears superintendent lawsuit". The Billings Gazette. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 

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