Chris Nicastro

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Chris Nicastro
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Missouri Commissioner of Education
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Years in position 5
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$185,400
Elections and appointments
Appointed2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIndiana University
Master'sUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis
Ph.D.St. Louis University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher/Administrator
Websites
Office website
Chris Nicastro is the Missouri Commissioner of Education. She has served in this position since 2009.[1] In September 2014, Nicastro announced her plans to step down by the end of the year, stating "This is exactly the right time both personally and professionally for a change in leadership."[2]

Nicastro's decided to resign as head of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education amid ongoing tensions with, and criticism from, the state legislature and other government officials primary about her handling of the department's implementation of the newly adopted Common Core academic standards in Missouri schools.[2]

Biography

Prior to her appointment by the State Board of Education in 2009, Nicastro worked as a teacher and administrator in the Missouri public school system for nearly four decades. Her credentials as an educator include certifications as a teacher, principal and superintendent in the state of Missouri, as well as a Ph.D in educational administration.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in history - Indiana University
  • Master’s degree in educational administration- - University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Ph.D. in educational administration - St. Louis University.

Political career

Missouri Commissioner of Education (2009-present)

Nicastro was appointed to the state executive position of Commissioner of Education for the state of Missouri in July 2009. She reports to, and serves at the pleasure of, the State Board of Education, the body responsible for her appointment.[1]

Appointments

2009

The State Board of Education appointed Nicastro Missouri's 5th Commissioner of Education in July 2009.[1]

Personal

Nicastro and her husband, Charles, have three children and seven grandchildren.[1]

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Missouri Commissioner of Education
2009–present
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