Colorado Department of Education

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Colorado Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Robert Hammond
FY 2014 Budget:$4.65 billion[1]
Year founded:1950
Website:Department Home Page
The Colorado Department of Education oversees public K-12 education in Colorado. The department was created in 1950 and managed 1,818 schools and 863,561 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1][2]



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See also
Colorado Commissioner of Education
List of school districts in Colorado
Public education in Colorado
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Colorado Department of Education reads:[3]
The Colorado Department of Education is dedicated to increasing achievement levels for all students through comprehensive programs of education reform involving three interlocking elements:
  • High Standards for what students must know and be able to do;
  • Challenging Assessments that honestly measure whether or not students meet standards and tell citizens the truth about how well our schools serve children;
  • Rigorous Accountability Measures that tie the accreditation of school districts to high student achievement.[4]


The current Commissioner of Education is Robert Hammond. The following list details his top officials:[5]

  • Special Assistant to the Commissioner: Elliott Asp
  • Deputy Commissioner: Keith Owen
  • Director of State Board Relations: Carey Markel

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has five divisions managed by the officials listed below:[5][6]

  • Deputy Commissioner, Accountability, Performance & Support Division: Keith Owen
  • Associate Commissioner, Achievement and Strategy Division: Jill Hawley
  • Associate Commissioner, Innovation, Choice & Engagement Division: Rebecca Holmes
  • Associate Commissioner, School Finance Division: Leanne Emm
  • Chief Communications Officer, Communications Division: Janelle Asmus

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is composed of seven members who serve six-year terms. Since 1950, voters have elected board members on a partisan basis from each of Colorado's seven federal congressional districts. The State Board of Education appoints the state's Commissioner of Education, who also serves as the secretary of the board. Board members are not compensated for their services. The purpose of the board is to set policies and regulations for the state's public school system.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Colorado Department of Education:[6]

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