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Judith A. Billings Biography

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Position: Washington state superintendent of public instruction.

Age: 56

Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.

Education: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash., B.A. in education, 1961; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, M.A. in communications, 1964; University of Puget Sound Law School, Tacoma, Wash., J.D., 1987.

Career: Teacher and administrator in California, Oregon, and Washington schools, 1961-78; director of Title I, Washington state education department, 1978-87; legal intern, U.S. House Education and Labor Committee 1987; lawyer, legal-services section, Washington state education department, 1987-88; Washington state superintendent, 1989-present.

Personal: Married, with four grown children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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