Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Superintendent of Public Instruction of Arizona
Incumbent
Kathy Hoffman

since January 7, 2019
Residence Phoenix, Arizona
Term length Four years, can serve two terms
Website State Website

The Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction is an elected state executive position in the Arizona state government. The superintendent oversees the state of Arizona's public school system and directs the state's Department of Education.

Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is an Arizona state agency overseeing public education. Its headquarters are located in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

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The current superintendent is Kathy Hoffman. [1]

The Superintendent of Public Education is an ex officio member of the Arizona Board of Regents which oversees public universities in the state. [2]

An ex officio member is a member of a body who is part of it by virtue of holding another office. The term ex officio is Latin, meaning literally "from the office", and the sense intended is "by right of office"; its use dates back to the Roman Republic.

Arizona Board of Regents organization

The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) is the governing body of Arizona's public university system, providing policy guidance to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona and their branch campuses.

Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction is the lowest paid state education administrator in the United States, paying $85,000 compared to the national average of $174,000. [3]

Superintendents


#NamePolitical PartyTerm of Office
1 Charles O. Case Democrat1912–1921
2 Elsie Toles Republican1921–1923
3 Charles O. Case Democrat1933–1941
4 Herman E. Hendrix Democrat1933–1941
5 E. D. Ring Democrat1941–1947
6 N. D. Pulliam Democrat1947–1947
7 L. D. Klemraedson Democrat1947–1949
8 M. L. Brooks Democrat1949–1955
9 C. L. "Cliff" Harkins Democrat1955–1957
10 M. L. Brooks Democrat1957–1959
11 C. L. "Cliff" Harkins Democrat1955–1959 [4]
12 W. W. "Skipper" Dick Democrat1959–1967
13 Sarah Folsum Republican1967–1971
14 Weldon P. Shofstall Republican1971–1975
15 Carolyn Warner Democrat1975–1987
16 C. Diane Bishop Democrat1987–1995
17 Lisa Graham Keegan Republican1995–2001
18 Jaime Molera Republican2001–2003
19 Tom Horne Republican2003–2011
20 John Huppenthal Republican2011–2015
21 Diane Douglas Republican2015–2019
22 Kathy Hoffman Democrat2019–present

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References

  1. "Superintendent — The Official Website of the Arizona State Department of Education". www.azed.gov. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  2. https://www.azregents.edu/about/board-members Arizona Board of Regents, Board Members
  3. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona-education/2017/09/05/arizonas-diane-douglas-nations-lowest-paid-state-education-administrator/622981001/
  4. http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/statepubs/id/13234/rec/16