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The Ohio State Board of Education invites candidates for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction to lead the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education is comprised of approximately 650 Department team members. In collaboration with a wide range of partners, ODE is focused on helping schools and districts continually improve to be the best they can be for each child. Candidates are invited to inquire and/or apply via email to the Ohio State Board of Education Search Committee. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon the preparation, qualifications, experience and record of the candidate.

Candidate Profile
The Ohio 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.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send all professional materials for consideration including a resume or curriculum vitae to by December 31, 2021. All materials submitted as part of the application will remain confidential to the extent allowed by law, which includes board review in a closed session of the state board of education.

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.

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