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Alabama Department of Education

Wayne Teague
State Superintendent of Education
114 Gordon Persons Bldg 50 N. Ripley St.
Montgomery, Ala. 36130
(205) 242-9700

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

Steve Hole
Commissioner of Education (acting)
801 East 10th St.Pouch F
Juneau, Alaska 99811
(907) 465-2800

Term of office: Mr. Hole was appointed by the state board of education to fill the office of commissioner until a permanent replacement can be selected.

American Samoa Department of Education

Lealosi Viagalelei
Director of Education
Education Building
Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799
(OS) 633-5237

Term of office: Appointed by the governor,
Mr. Viagalelei began his term in 1989. Salary: $40,500

Arizona Department of Education

C. Diane Bishop
Superintendent of Public Instruction
535 West Jefferson St.
Phoenix, Ariz. 85007
(602) 542-5156

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Ms. Bishop assumed office in January 1987 and is in her second term. Salary: $50,000

Arkansas Department of Education

Burton Elliott, 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 serving at the will of the governor, Mr. Elliott began his term in 1989.
Salary: $74,323

California Department of Education

Bill Honig
Superintendent of Public Instruction
21 Capitol MallP.O. Box 944272
Sacramento, Calif. 94244-2720
(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 third term. Salary: $72,500

Colorado Department of Education

William T. Randall
Commissioner of Education
01 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colo. 80203-1705
(303) 866-6806

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serving at the will of the board, Mr. Randall began his term in 1988. Salary: $86,739

Connecticut Department of Education

Gerald N. Tirozzi
Commissioner of Education
65 Capitol Ave.
Room 305, 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) 739-4601

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

District of Columbia Public Schools

William H. Brown
Superintendent of Public Schools (acting)
15 12th St., N.W.Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 724-4222

Term of office: Mr. Brown was appointed acting superintendent by the school board until a new chief officer can be selected.

Florida Department of Education

Betty Castor
Commissioner of Education
Room P.L. 08, 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, and is now serving her second term. Salary: $91,296

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 assumed office in 1986 and is now in his second term. Salary: $74,645

Guam Department of Education

Anita. A. Sukola, Director
P.O. Box DEAgana, Guam 96910
(OS) 472-8901

Term of office: Appointed by the board of education, Ms. Sukola began her term in 1990. Salary: Not available

Hawaii Department of Education

Charles Toguchi
Superintendent of Education
P.O. Box 23601390 Miller St., #307
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804
(808) 586-3310

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education and serving at the will of the board, Mr. Toguchi began his term in 1987. Salary: $90,041

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 fourth term. Salary: $62,500

Illinois Board of Education

Robert Leininger
Superintendent of Education
00 North First St.Springfield, Ill. 62777
(217) 782-2221

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serving at the will of the board, Mr. Leininger began his term in 1989. Salary: $100,000

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 assumed office in 1985 and is in his second term. Salary: $63,000

Iowa Department of Education

William L. Lepley
Director of Education
Grimes State Office Building
East 14th and Grand Sts.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146
(515) 281-5294

Term of office: Appointed by the governor and serving at the will of the governor, Mr. Lepley assumed office in 1988. Salary: $95,052

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 and serving at the will of the board, Mr. Droegemueller started his term in 1987. Salary: $90,000

Kentucky Department of Education

Thomas C. Boysen
Commissioner of Education
00 Mero St.Capitol Plaza Tower
Frankfort, Ky. 40601
(502) 564-4770

Term of office: Selected by a state search committee for a four-year term beginning in 1991. Salary: $125,000

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: Appointed by the state board of secondary and elementary education, Mr. Cody began his term in 1988. Salary: $95,000

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 second four-year term, and serving a term concurrent with that of the governor, Ms. Bither began her term in February 1987. Salary: $70,678


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: $98,000

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 serving at the will of the board, Mr. Raynolds started his term in June 1986. Salary: $77,547

Michigan Department of Education

Gary Hawks
Superintendent of Public Instruction (acting)
P.O. Box 30008608 West Allegan St.
Lansing, Mich. 48909
(517) 373-3354

Term of office: Mr. Hawks was appointed acting superintendent by the state board of education until a permanent superintendent can be chosen.

Minnesota Department of Education

Gene Mammenga
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, Mr. Mammenga started his term in January 1991. Salary: $78,500

Mississippi Department of Education

Richard Thompson
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. Thompson assumed office in July 1990. Salary: $90,300

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: $79,800

Montana Office of Public Instruction

Nancy Keenan
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, Ms. Keenan began her term in January 1989. Salary: $41,681

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: $87,996

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 serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Paslov began his term in 1985. Salary: $70,140

New Hampshire Department of Education

Charles H. Marsten
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 serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Marsten started his term in January 1990. Salary: $67,625

New Jersey Department of Education

John Ellis
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. Ellis assumed office in July 1990. Salary: $95,000

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 serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Morgan started his term in 1985. Salary: $70,000

New York State Education Department

Thomas Sobol
Commissioner of Education
11 Education Building
89 Washington Ave.
Albany, N.Y. 12234
(518) 474-5844

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of regents and serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Sobol assumed office in 1987. Salary: $131,250

North Carolina Department of Education

Bob Etheridge
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Education Building
Edenton and Salisbury Sts.
Raleigh, N.C. 27603-1712
(919) 733-3813

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Etheridge started his term in January 1989. Salary: $75,252

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. 58505-0440
(701) 224-2261

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Sanstead assumed office in 1985 and is in his second term. Salary: $50,304

Northern Mariana Islands Department of Education

Elizabeth Diaz Recheeei
Superintendent of Education
Education Building
Saipan, Mariana Islands 96950
(OS) (011,670) 322-9311

Term of office: Appointed by the governor in 1990. 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 serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Walter started his term in March 1977. Salary: $101,000

Oklahoma Department of Education

Sandy Garrett
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, Ms. Garrett began her term in January 1991. Salary: $55,000

Oregon Department of Education

Norma S. Paulus
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, Ms. Paulus took office in January 1991. Salary: $49,520

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Donald M. Carroll Jr.
Secretary of Education
33 Market St., 10th Floor
Harrisburg, Pa. 17126
(717) 787-5820

Term of office: Appointed by the governor and serving at the discretion of the governor, Mr. Carroll began his term in August 1989. Salary: $64,822

Puerto Rico Department of Education

Jose Lema Moya
Secretary of Education
P.O. Box 759Hato Rey, P.R. 00918
(809) 758-4949

Appointed by the governor and serving at the discretion of the governor, Mr. Moya began his term in 1989. Salary: $65,000

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 serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Earhart began his term in 1984. Salary: $97,503

South Carolina Department of Education

Barbara Nielsen
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, Ms. Nielsen began her term in January 1991. Salary: $73,604

South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs

Henry Koster
700 Governors Dr.
Pierre, S.D. 57501
(605) 773-3243

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serving at the discretion of the governor, Mr. Kosters started his term in 1987. Salary: $52,312

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 serving concurrently with the governor's term, Mr. Smith started his term in January 1987. Salary: $75,000

Texas Education Agency

Lionel R. Meno
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. Meno will began his term in July 1991. Salary: not available

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: $55,000

Utah Office of Education

Jay B. Taggart
Superintendent of Public Instruction
50 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 538-7500

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education, with approval of the governor, and serving at discretion of the board, Mr. Taggart began his term in September 1990. Salary: $80,000

Vermont Department of Education

Richard P. Mills
Commissioner of Education
20 State St.
Montpelier, Vt. 05602
(802) 828-3135

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education, with approval of the governor, and serving at the discretion of board, Mr. Mills began his term in 1988. Salary: $64,400

Virginia Department of Education

Joseph A. Spagnolo Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 6QJames Monroe Building
01 N. 14th St.
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. Spagnolo began his term in July 1990. Salary: $104,653

Washington Department of Public Instruction

Judith Billings
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, Ms. Billings began her first term in January 1989. Salary: $71,900

West Virginia Department of Education

Henry Marockie
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 serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Marockie began his term in 1989. 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 third term. Salary: $72,336

Wyoming Department of Education

Diane Ohman
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, Wyo. 82002
(307) 777-7675

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Ms. Ohman began her term in January 1991. Salary: $52,500

SOURCE: Council of Chief State School Officers

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