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Alabama

Wayne Teague
Superintendent of Education
State Department of Education
Gordon Persons Office Building
50 North Ripley St.
Montgomery, Ala. 36130-3901
(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 fifth term.

Alaska

Gerald Covey
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
Alaska Sate Office Building 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 serving at the will of the board, Mr. Covey assumed office in July 1991.

Arizona

C. Diane Bishop
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, Ariz. 85007
(602) 542-4361

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Ms. Bishop took office in January 1987 and is now serving her second term.

Arkansas

Burton Elliott
Director, General Education Division
State Department of Education
Four State Capitol Mall, Room 304A
Little Rock, Ark. 72201-1071
(501) 682-4204

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education and serving at the will of the governor, Mr. Elliott began his term in August 1989.

California

William D. Dawson (Acting)
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, Calif. 95814
(916) 657-5485

Term of office: Mr. Dawson, who was the executive deputy superintendent, assumed the office of acting superintendent upon the conviction of Superintendent Bill Honig on conflict-of-interest charges in January 1993.


Colorado

William T. Randall
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
201 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 February 1988.

Connecticut

Vincent L. Ferrandino
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
165 Capitol Ave.
Room 305, State Office Building
Hartford, Conn. 06106
(203) 566-5061

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education and confirmed by the governor, Mr. Ferrandino began his term in June 1992.

Delaware

Pascal D. Forgione Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 1402-Townsend Building, #279
Federal and Lockerman Sts.
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. Forgione began his term in November 1991.

District of Columbia

Franklin L. Smith
Superintendent of Public Schools
District of Columbia Public Schools
415 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. Smith began his term in July 1992.

Florida

Betty Castor
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
Capitol Building, Room PL 08
Tallahassee, Fla. 32301
(904) 487-1785

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Ms. Castor began her term in 1987 and is serving her second term.

Georgia

Werner Rogers
Superintendent of Schools
State Department of Education
2066 Twin Towers East
205 Butler St.
Atlanta, Ga. 30334
(404) 656-2800

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Rogers took office in May 1986 and is serving his second term.

Hawaii

Charles Toguchi
Superintendent of Education
Department of Education
1390 Miller St., #307
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804
(808) 586-3230

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

Idaho

Jerry L. Evans
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
Len B. Jordan Office Building
650 West State St.
Boise, Idaho 83720
(208) 334-3300

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Evans was elected in January 1979 and is now serving his fourth term.

Illinois

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

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

Indiana

Suellen Reed
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
State House, Room 229
Indianapolis, Ind. 46204-2798
(317) 232-6665

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term in 1992.

Iowa

William L. Lepley
Director of Education
State Department 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 January 1988.

Kansas

Lee Droegemueller
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
120 South East 10th St.
Topeka, Kan. 66612
(913) 296-3202

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serving at the will of the board, Mr. Droegemueller started his term in July 1987.

Kentucky

Thomas C. Boysen
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
Capitol Plaza Tower
500 Metro St.
Frankfort, Ky. 40601
(502) 564-3141

Term of office: Serving under a contract with the state board of education extended through December, 1996.

Louisiana

Raymond G. Arveson
Superintendent of Education
State Department of Education
626 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. Arveson took office in April 1992.

Maine

Leo G. Martin
Commissioner of Education
Maine Department of Education
State House Station 23
Augusta, Me. 04333
(207) 287-5114

Term of office: Appointed by the governor for a four-year term, and serving a term concurrent with that of the governor, Mr. Martin began his term in August 1992.

Maryland

Nancy S. Grasmick
Superintendent of Schools
State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 333-2200

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education for a four-year term, Ms. Grasmick began her term in September 1991.

Massachusetts

Robert V. Antonucci
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
Quincy Center Plaza
1385 Hancock St.
Quincy, Mass. 02169
(617) 770-7321

Term of office: Appointed by state board and serving at the will of the board, Mr. Antonucci began his term in June 1992.

Michigan

Robert E. Schiller
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
608 West Allegan St.
Lansing, Mich. 48909
(517) 373-3354

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education for a three-year term, Mr. Schiller assumed the position in February 1992.

Minnesota

Gene Mammenga
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
712 Capitol Square Building
550 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.
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Mississippi

Tom Burnham
Superintendent of Education
State Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
550 High St., Room 501
Jackson, Miss. 39205-0771
(601) 359-3513

Term of office: Appointed to the position by the board of education, Mr. Burnham started his term in July 1992.

Missouri

Robert E. Bartman
Commissioner of Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
205 Jefferson St., 6th Floor
Jefferson City, Mo. 65102
(314) 751-4446

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serving at the will of the board, Mr. Bartman began his term in November 1987.

Montana

Nancy Keenan
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Office of Public Instruction
106 State Capitol
Helena, Mont. 59620
(406) 444-3680

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Ms. Keenan began her term in January 1989 and is serving her second term.

Nebraska

Joseph E. Lutjeharms
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
301 Centennial Mall, South
Lincoln, Neb. 68509
(402) 471-5020

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

Nevada

Eugene T. Paslov
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
400 West King St.
Capitol Complex
Carson City, Nev. 89710
(702) 687-3100

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.

New Hampshire

Charles H. Marston
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
101 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. Marston began his term in January 1990.

New Jersey

Mary Lee Fitzgerald
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
225 West State St. CN 500
Trenton, N.J. 08625-0500
(609) 292-4450

Term of office: Appointed by the governor, with state Senate approval, Ms. Fitzgerald was named to fill an unexpired five-year term in December 1992.

New Mexico

Alan D. Morgan
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education Building
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, N.M. 87501-2786
(505) 827-6516

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Morgan began his term in 1985.

New York

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

Term of office: Appointed by the board of regents and serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Sobol began his term in July 1987.

North Carolina

Bob R. Etheridge
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Public Instruction
Education Building, Room 194
116 West Edenton St.
Raleigh, N.C. 27603-1712
(919) 733-3813

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Mr. Etheridge began his term in January 1989 and is serving his second term.

North Dakota

Wayne G. Sanstead
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Public Instruction
State Capitol Building, 11th Floor
600 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 began his third term in 1993.

Ohio

Ted Sanders
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
65 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. Sanders began his term in October 1992.

Oklahoma

Sandy Garrett
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Secretary of Education
State Department of Education
Oliver Hodge Memorial Education Building
2500 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.

Oregon

Norma Paulus
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
700 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.

Pennsylvania

Donald M. Carroll Jr.
Secretary of Education
State Department of Education
333 Market St., 10th Floor
Harrisburg, Pa. 17126-0333
(717) 787-5820

Term of office: Appointed by the governor and serving at the discretion of the governor, Mr. Carroll took office in August 1989.

Rhode Island

Peter McWalters
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
22 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. McWalters began his term in January 1992.

South Carolina

Barbara S. Nielsen
Superintendent of Education
State Department of Education
1006 Rutledge Building
1429 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.

South Dakota

John A. Bonaiuto
Secretary of Education
Department of Education and Cultural Affairs
700 Governors Dr.
Pierre, S.D. 57501
(605) 773-3134

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education and serving at the discretion of the governor, Mr. Bonaiuto began his term in June 1990.

Tennessee

Charles E. Smith
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
100 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.

Texas

Lionel R. Meno
Commissioner of Education
Texas Education Agency
William B. Travis Building
1701 North Congress Ave.
Austin, Tex. 78701-1494
(512) 463-8985

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education for a four-year term, Mr. Meno took office in July 1991.

Utah

Scott W. Bean
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 538-7510

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education, with approval of the governor, and serving at the board's discretion, Mr. Bean began his term in January 1991.

Vermont

Richard P. Mills
Commissioner of Education
State Department of Education
120 State St.
Montpelier, Vt. 05602-2703
(802) 828-3135

Term of office: Appointed by state board of education, with approval of the governor, and serving at the board's discretion, Mr. Mills began his term in March 1988.

Virginia

Joseph A. Spagnolo Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
James Monroe Building
14th and 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. Spagnolo began his term in May 1990.

Washington

Judith A. Billings
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Public Instruction
Old Capitol Building, Washington and Legion
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, Wash. 98504
(206) 586-6904

Term of office: Elected by popular vote for a four-year term, Ms. Billings took office in January 1989 and is in her second term.

West Virginia

Henry Marockie
Superintendent of Schools
State Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Building 6, Room B-358
Charleston, W.Va. 25305
(304) 558-2681

Term of office: Appointed by the state board of education and serving at the discretion of the board, Mr. Marockie began his term in July 1989.

Wisconsin

Herbert J. Grover
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster St.
Post Office 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.

Wyoming

Diana J. Ohman
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education
2300 Capitol Ave., 2nd Floor
Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, Wyo. 82002-0050
(302) 777-7675

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

SOURCE: Council of Chief State School Officers

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