State Superintendent of Public Instruction Search

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Search

The State Board of Education of Ohio posting for the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction closed March 1, 2022.

Culture, Values and Focus

The Ohio Department of Education is a mission driven organization and places a premium on growth mindset among all its staff. Together the enterprise is building a continuous learning and improvement community.

In Ohio, our vision is that each child is challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society.

Candidate Profile

The State Superintendent of Public of Instruction is responsible for the administration of the Department which includes:

  • Administering the school funding system;
  • Collecting school fiscal and performance data;
  • Developing academic standards and model curricula;
  • Administering Ohio’s state achievement tests;
  • Issuing district and school report cards;
  • Administering Ohio’s voucher programs;
  • Monitoring educational service centers, other regional providers, early learning and childcare programs and private schools;
  • Providing technical and professional assistance and advice to all school districts in reference to all aspects of education;
  • Providing professional development; and;
  • Licensing teachers, administrators, treasurers, superintendents and other education personnel.

  • About Ohio Department of Education

    The Ohio Department of Education is governed by the State Board of Education of Ohio. The State Board of Education is comprised of 19 members - 11 elected members and eight members appointed by the governor. The State Board of Education hires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction who leads the Department and is responsible for the day to day administration of the Department. The State Board of Education and the Department oversees the state’s public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts, chartered nonpublic and community schools.

    Under the leadership of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and governed by the State Board of Education, the approximately 650 Department staff, in collaboration with a wide range of organizations, are sharply focused on helping schools and districts continually improve to be the best they can be for each child.

    Learn more about Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education.

About the Position

The State Board of Education will offer the successful candidate a regionally competitive salary, commensurate with the preparation, qualifications, experience and record of the candidate, as well as an attractive State of Ohio benefits package. Find more information on the state of Ohio Total Rewards.

Application Process

The posting for the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction closed March 1, 2022.

All inquiries should be sent to the State Board of Education of Ohio search committee at

The State of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability (ADA), age or veteran status in employment, programs or against individuals receiving services.

Our Community

The Department is located in Columbus, a thriving metropolitan area of two million people. Columbus boasts an eclectic community with a vibrant arts and restaurant scene as well as professional and college sports teams. The Columbus economy is comprised of education, insurance, banking, health care, state government, retail and technology. The city was recently ranked #1 Opportunity City by Forbes and in the top 10 for Rising Startup Cities, Tech Markets and Metro for Young Professionals. Columbus is home to 17 Fortune 1000 companies. More than 50 colleges and universities have campuses in and around the metro area.

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