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Alabama Department of Education

Wayne Teague

State Superintendent of Education
81 State Office Building501 Dexter Ave.

Montgomery, Ala. 36130

(205) 261-5156

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education for a four-year term, Mr. Teague assumed office in October 1975 and is serving his fourth four-year term. Salary: $80,356


Alaska Department of Education

William G. Demmert

Commissioner of Education

801 East 10th St.Pouch F

Juneau, Alaska 99811

(907) 465-2800

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education with the concurrence of the governor and serves at the will of the board, Mr. Demmert assumed office in April 1987. Salary: $66,816


American Samoa Department of Education

Fuaileleo Pita Sunia

Director of Education

Education Building

Pago PagoTutuila 96799

(OS) 633-5159

Term of office: Appointed by the governor,

Mr. Sunia began his term in 1985. Salary: Not available


Arizona Department of Education

C. Diane Bishop

Superintendent of Public Instruction
535 West Jefferson St.

Phoenix, Ariz. 85007

(602) 255-4361

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Ms. Bishop started her term in January 1987. Salary: $51,000


Arkansas Department of Education

Ruth Steele, Director

General Education Division

# 4 Capitol Mall

Little Rock, Ark. 72201-1071

(501) 682-4475

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education and serves at the will of the governor, Ms. Steele began her term in 1987.

Salary: $67,470


California Department of Education

Bill Honig

Superintendent of Public Instruction
21 Capitol MallSacramento, Calif. 94244

(916) 445-4338

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Honig assumed office in 1983 and is in his second term. Salary: $72,500


Colorado Department of Education

William T. Randall

Commissioner of Education
01 East Colfax Ave.Goldbelt Building

Denver, Colo. 80203-1705

(303) 866-6806

Term of Office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the will of the board, Mr. Randall began his term in 1988. Salary: $78,500


Connecticut Department of Education

Gerald N. Tirozzi

Commissioner of Education
65 Capitol Ave.

Room 308, State Office Building

Hartford, Conn. 06106

(203) 566-5061

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education and in his third term, which is concurrent with that of the governor, Mr. Tirozzi started his term in July 1983. Salary: $95,155


Delaware Department of Public Instruction

William B. Keene

Superintendent of Public Instruction
79 Townsend BuildingP.O. Box 1402

Dover, Del. 19903

(302) 736-4601

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the will of the board, Mr. Keene started his term in July 1980. Salary: $87,900


District of Columbia Public Schools

Andrew E. Jenkins 3rd

Superintendent of Public Schools
15 12th St., N.W.Washington, D.C. 20004

(202) 724-4222

Term of office: Appointed by the school board for a three-year term, Mr. Jenkins started his term in 1988. Salary: $83,010


Florida Department of Education

Betty Castor

Commissioner of Education

Room P.L. 116, Capitol Building

Tallahassee, Fla. 32399

(904) 487-1785

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Ms. Castor began her term in 1987. Salary: $89,511


Georgia Department of Education

Werner Rogers

Superintendent of Schools

Twin Towers EastCapitol Square

Atlanta, Ga. 30334-5020

(404) 656-2800

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Rogers began his term in 1986. Salary: $71,048


Guam Department of Education

Rosa Salas Palomo, Director

P.O. Box DEAgana, Guam 96910

(OS) 472-8901

Term of office: Appointed by the board of education, Ms. Nelson began her term in 1988. Salary: Not available


Hawaii Department of Education

Charles Toguchi

Superintendent of Education

P.O. Box 23601390 Miller St., #307

Honolulu, Hawaii 96804

(808) 548-6405

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education and serves at the will of the board, Mr. Toguchi began his term in 1987. Salary: $76,000


Idaho Department of Education

Jerry L. Evans

Superintendent of Public Instruction
50 West State St.Boise, Idaho 83720

(208) 334-3300

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Evans started his term in January 1979 and is now serving his third term. Salary: $45,000


Illinois Board of Education

Ted Sanders

Superintendent of Education
00 North First St.Springfield, Ill. 62777

(217) 782-2221

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education and serves at the will of the board, Mr. Sanders began his term in 1985. Salary: $96,750


Indiana Department of Public Instruction

H. Dean Evans

Superintendent of Public Instruction

State HouseRoom 229
00 North Capitol St.

Indianapolis, Ind. 46204-2798

(317) 232-6612

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Evans began his term in 1985. Salary: $63,000


Iowa Department of Education

William L. Lepley

Director of Education

Grimes State Office Building

East 14th and Grand Streets

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146

(515) 281-5294

Term of office: Appointed by the governor and serves at the will of the governor, Mr. Lepley assumed office in 1988. Salary: $85,000


Kansas Department of Education

Lee Droegemueller

Commissioner of Education
20 East 10th St.Topeka, Kan. 66612

(913) 296-3201

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education, serves at the will of the board. Mr. Droegemueller started his term in 1987. Salary: $79,500


Kentucky Department of Education

John Brock

Superintendent of Public Instruction
725 Capitol Plaza Tower

Frankfort, Ky. 40601

(502) 564-4770

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Brock began his term in 1988. Salary: $58,101


Louisiana Department of Education

Wilmer S. Cody

Superintendent of Education
26 North Fourth St.P.O. Box 94064

Baton Rouge, La. 70804-9064

(504) 342-3602

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Cody began his term in 1988. Salary: $100,000


Maine Department of Educational

and Cultural Services

Eve M. Bither

Commissioner of Education

State HouseStation 23

Augusta, Me. 04333

(207) 289-5800

Term of office: Appointed by the governor for a four-year term, and serves a term concurrent with that of the governor, Ms. Bither began her term in February 1987. Salary: $64,625


Maryland Department of Education

Joseph L. Shilling

Superintendent of Schools
00 West Baltimore St.

Baltimore, Md. 21201

(301) 659-2200

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education for a four-year term, Mr. Shilling began his term in 1988. Salary: $85,000


Massachusetts Department of Education

Harold Raynolds Jr.

Commissioner of Education
385 Hancock St.Quincy Center Plaza

Quincy, Mass. 02169

(617) 770-7300

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the will of the board, Mr. Raynolds started his term in June 1986. Salary: $77,546


Michigan Department of Education

Donald Bemis

Superintendent of Public Instruction

P.O. Box 30008608 West Allegan St.

Lansing, Mich. 48909

(517) 373-3354

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education for a three-year term, Mr. Bemis started his term in 1988. Salary: $79,700


Minnesota Department of Education

Ruth E. Randall

Commissioner of Education

Room 712, Capitol Square Building
50 Cedar St.St. Paul, Minn. 55101

(612) 296-2358

Term of office: Appointed by governor for a four-year term concurrent with that of the governor, Ms. Randall started her term in July 1983. Salary: $68,640


Mississippi Department of Education

Richard A. Boyd

State Superintendent of Education

P.O. Box 771High St.

Jackson, Miss. 39205-0771

(601) 359-3513

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education with a 4-year contract, Mr. Boyd assumed office in 1984 and is now serving his second term. Salary: $70,733


Missouri Department of Elementary

and Secondary Education

Robert E. Bartman

Commissioner of Education
05 Jefferson St., 6th FloorP.O. Box 480

Jefferson City, Mo. 65102

(314) 751-4446

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the will of the board, Mr. Bartman began his term in 1987. Salary: $70,368


Montana Office of Public Instruction

Ed F. Argenbright

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Room 106, State Capitol

Helena, Mont. 59620

(406) 449-3654

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Argenbright began his term in January 1981. Salary: $39,672


Nebraska Department of Education

Joseph E. Lutjeharms

Commissioner of Education

P.O. Box 94987301 Centennial Mall, South

Lincoln, Neb. 68509

(402) 471-2465

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education with a three-year contract, Mr. Lutjeharms began his term in 1983. Salary: $76,956


Nevada Department of Education

Eugene T. Paslov

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Capitol Complex400 West King St.

Carson City, Nev. 89710

(702) 885-3100

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the discretion of the board, Mr. Paslov began his term in 1985. Salary: $62,938


New Hampshire Department of Education

John T. MacDonald

Commissioner of Education
01 Pleasant St.State Office Park South

Concord, N.H. 03301

(603) 271-3144

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the discretion of the board, Mr. MacDonald started his term in December 1986. Salary: $62,528


New Jersey Department of Education

Saul Cooperman

Commissioner of Education
25 West State St.Trenton, N.J. 08625

(609) 292-4450

Term of office: Appointed by the governor, with state Senate approval, for a five-year term. Mr. Cooperman assumed office in 1982. Salary: $90,000


New Mexico Department of Education

Alan Morgan

Superintendent of Public Instruction
00 Don GasparSanta Fe, N.M. 87501

(505) 827-6516

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the discretion of the board, Mr. Morgan started his term in 1985. Salary: $60,930


New York State Education Department

Thomas Sobol

Commissioner of Education
11 Education BuildingWashington Ave.

Albany, N.Y. 12234

(518) 474-5844

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of regents and serves at the discretion of the board, Mr. Sobol assumed office in 1987. Salary: $125,000


North Carolina Department of Education

A. Craig Phillips

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Room 318, Education Building

Edenton & Salisbury Sts.

Raleigh, N.C. 27603-1712

(919) 733-3813

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Phillips started his term in January 1969. Salary: $66,972


North Dakota Department of Public

Instruction

Wayne G. Sanstead

Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Capitol Building, 11th Floor
00 Boulevard Ave., East

Bismarck, N.D. 58505-0164

(701) 224-2261

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Sanstead began his term in 1985. Salary: $47,000


Northern Mariana Islands Department

of Education

Henry I. Sablan

Superintendent of Education

Education Building

Saipan, Mariana Islands 96950

(OS) 933-9812

Term of office: Appointed by the governor in 1979 and selected by the board of education in 1983, Mr. Sablan serves at the discretion of the board. Salary: Not available


Ohio Department of Education

Franklin B. Walter

Superintendent of Public Instruction
5 South Front St.Room 808

Columbus, Ohio 43266-0308

(614) 466-3304

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the discretion of the board, Mr. Walter started his term in March 1977. Salary: $90,293


Oklahoma Department of Education

Gerald E. Hoeltzel

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Oliver Hodge Memorial Education Building
500 North Lincoln Blvd.

Oklahoma City, Okla. 73105-4599

(405) 521-3301

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Hoeltzel began his term in 1988. Salary: $55,000


Oregon Department of Education

Verne A. Duncan

Superintendent of Public Instruction
00 Pringle Parkway, S.E.

Salem, Ore. 97310

(503) 378-3573

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Duncan took office in January 1975 and is now in his fourth term. Salary: $57,500


Pennsylvania Department of Education

Thomas K. Gilhool

Secretary of Education
33 Market St., 10th Floor

Harrisburg, Pa. 17126

(717) 787-5820

Term of office: Appointed by the governor and serves at the discretion of the governor, Mr. Gilhool began his term in 1987. Salary: $65,000


Puerto Rico Department of Education

Awilda Aponte Roque

Secretary of Education

P.O. Box 759Hato Rey, P.R. 00919

(809) 751-5372

Appointed by the governor and serves at the discretion of the governor, Ms. Roque began her term in 1985. Salary: $50,000


Rhode Island Department of Education

J. Troy Earhart

Commissioner of Education
2 Hayes St.Providence, R.I. 02908

(401) 277-2031

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the discretion of the board, Mr. Earhart began his term in 1984. Salary: $91,000


South Carolina Department of Education

Charlie G. Williams

Superintendent of Education
006 Rutledge Building1429 Senate St.

Columbia, S.C. 29201

(803) 734-8492

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Williams began his term in January 1979 and is now serving his third term. Salary: $70,747


South Dakota Department of Education

and Cultural Affairs

Henry Kosters

State Superintendent
00 Governors Dr.Pierre, S.D. 57501

(605) 773-3243

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education and serves at the discretion of the governor, Mr. Kosters started his term in 1987. Salary: $49,317


Tennessee Department of Education

Charles E. Smith

Commissioner of Education
00 Cordell Hull Building

Nashville, Tenn. 37219

(615) 741-2731

Term of office: Appointed by the governor and serves concurrently with the governor's term, Mr. Smith started his term in January 1987. Salary: $75,000


Texas Education Agency

William N. Kirby

Commissioner of Education

William B. Travis Building
701 North Congress Ave.

Austin, Tex. 78701

(512) 463-8985

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education for a four-year term, Mr. Kirby began his term in 1984. Salary: $109,822


U.S. Virgin Islands Department

of Education

Linda Creque

Commissioner of Education

Department of Education
4-46 Kongens Gade

St. Thomas, V.I. 00802

(809) 774-2810

Term of office: Appointed by the governor in 1987, Ms. Creque serves at the pleasure of the governor. Salary: Not available


Utah Office of Education

James R. Moss

Superintendent of Public Instruction
50 East 500 South

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

(801) 533-5431

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education, with approval of governor, and serves at discretion of the board, Mr. Moss began his term in November 1986. Salary: $70,000


Vermont Department of Education

Richard P. Mills

Commissioner of Education
20 State St.Montpelier, Vt. 05602

(802) 828-3135

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education, with approval of governor, and serves at the discretion of board, Mr. Mills began his term in 1988. Salary: $55,120


Virginia Department of Education

S. John Davis

Superintendent of Public Instruction

P.O. Box 6QJames Monroe Building
4th & Franklin Sts.

Richmond, Va. 23216-2060

(804) 225-2023

Term of office: Appointed by the governor, and confirmed by the General Assembly for four years concurrent with the governor's term, Mr. Davis began his term in August 1979. Salary: $86,469


Washington Department of Public

Instruction

Frank B. Brouillet

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Old Capitol Building, Washington & Legion

Mail Stop Fg-11Olympia, Wash. 98504

(206) 586-6904

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Brouillet began his first term in January 1973 and is now serving his fourth term. Salary: $66,600


West Virginia Department of Education

W. Thomas McNeel

Superintendent of Schools
900 Washington St.Building B, Room 358

Charleston, W.Va. 25305

(304) 348-3644

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serves at the discretion of the board, Mr. McNeel began his term in 1985. Salary: $70,000


Wisconsin Department of Public

Instruction

Herbert J. Grover

Superintendent of Public Instruction
25 South Webster St.P.O. Box 7841

Madison, Wis. 53707

(608) 266-1771

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Grover assumed office in July 1981 and is serving his second term. Salary: $66,536


Wyoming Department of Education

Lynn O. Simons

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Hathaway BuildingCheyenne, Wyo. 82002

(307) 777-7675

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Ms. Simons began her term in January 1979 and is serving her third term.

Salary: $52,500

SOURCE: Council of Chief State School Officers

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