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Jim Rier
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Maine Commissioner of Education
Former officeholder
In office
October 2013 - November 2014
PartyNonpartisan
PredecessorStephen Bowen
Leadership
Deputy Commissioner of Education
2011-2013
Board Chair, State Board of Education
1997-2000
Compensation
Base salary$102,689
Websites
Office website
James E. Rier, Jr. is a former Maine Commissioner of Education. He was sworn in as Acting Commissioner of the Maine Department of Education on October 8, 2013.[1] Rier served in this position until November 2014, when he was placed on indefinite medical leave. Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) appointed Rachelle Tome, the Chief Academic Officer of the Maine Department of Education, to fill the role on an interim basis.[2][3]

Biography

Before his appointment as Acting Commissioner, Rier had served as Deputy Commissioner of Education since 2011. He also served for two terms on Maine's State Board of Education, serving as Chair from 1997 to 2000.[1]

Political career

Maine Commissioner of Education (2013-2014)

Rier was sworn in as Acting Commissioner of the Maine Department of Education on October 8, 2013.[1]

Appointments

2013

Rier was appointed as Acting Commissioner of Education by Gov. Paul LePage (R) on October 8, 2013.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Bowen
Maine Commissioner of Education
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Rachelle Tome