Deborah Gist

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Deborah Gist
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Rhode Island Commissioner of Education
Incumbent
In office
July 1, 2009-present
Years in position 5
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$203,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJuly 1, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oklahoma
Master'sHarvard University Kennedy School of Government
University of South Florida
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Deborah Gist is the current Rhode Island Commissioner of Education. She was first appointed to the position on July 1, 2009.[1]

Biography

Gist began her career teaching in Fort Worth, Texas, and moved on to teach in Tampa, Florida. There, she founded a center on environmental education and initiated the Hillsborough Reads program. In both Fort Worth and Tampa, Gist won "Teacher of the Year" awards at her schools.[1]

After teaching, Gist served as a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Education, the marketing and development director of the Discovery Creek Children's Museum, and in the Office of the Mayor in Washington, DC.[2]

Education

  • B.S., Early childhood education, University of Oklahoma
  • MA, Elementary education, University of South Florida
  • MPA, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government[1]

Political career

Commissioner of Education (2009-Present)

Gist has served as Rhode Island Commissioner of Education since July 2009.[1]

In 2010, Gist was named by TIME as one of the 100 people who most affect the world.[3]

Appointments

2009

Gist was appointed as Rhode Island Commissioner of Education in July 2009.[4]

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