Recent appointments have changed the roster of the top state education leaders. The following is a current list of appointed and elected schools chiefs.
State Schools Chief Alabama Edward R. Richardson Alaska Shirley J. Holloway Arizona Lisa Graham Keegan Arkansas Gene Whilhoit California Delaine Eastin Colorado William T. Randall Connecticut Theodore D. Sergi Delaware Pascal D. Forgione Jr.* Florida Frank T. Brogan Georgia Linda Schrenko Hawaii Herman M. Aizawa Idaho Anne C. Fox Illinois Joseph A. Spagnolo Jr. Indiana Suellen K. Reed Iowa Frederick M. Stilwill Kansas John A. Tompkins Kentucky Wilmer S. Cody Louisiana Cecil Picard Maine Wayne L. Mowatt Maryland Nancy S. Grasmick Massachusetts Robert V. Antonucci Michigan Arthur E. Ellis Minnesota Bruce H. Johnson Mississippi Tom Burnham Missouri Robert E. Bartman Montana Nancy Keenan Nebraska Douglas Christensen Nevada Mary L. Peterson New Hampshire Elizabeth M. Twomey New Jersey Leo F. Klagholz New Mexico Alan D. Morgan New York Richard P. Mills North Carolina Richard Thompson* North Dakota Wayne G. Sanstead Ohio John M. Goff Oklahoma Sandy Garrett Oregon Norma Paulus Pennsylvania Eugene W. Hickok Jr. Rhode Island Peter McWalters South Carolina Barbara Stock Nielsen South Dakota Karon L. Schaack Tennessee Ada Jane Walters Texas Mike Moses Utah Scott W. Bean Vermont Douglas R. Walker* Virginia William C. Bosher Jr.* Washington Judith A. Billings West Virginia Henry R. Marockie Wisconsin John T. Benson Wyoming Judy Catchpole
* Delaware is seeking a successor to Mr. Forgione, who has been appointed to a federal post; in North Carolina, Bob Ethridge is the elected schools chief, but Mr. Thompson is fulfilling the duties of the post due to a change in law. In Vermont, Mr. Walker is the interim chief. And in Virginia, Mr. Bosher announced last week that he is resigning.