Matthew Blomstedt

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Matthew Blomstedt
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Nebraska Commissioner of Education
Officeholder
In office
2013-present
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$207,500
Elections and appointments
Appointed2013
Appointed byNebraska State Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
Education
Ph.D.University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2013)
Websites
Office website
Matthew Blomstedt is the current Nebraska Commissioner of Education. Blomstedt was chosen by the Nebraska State Board of Education on December 12, 2013 to be Nebraska's next education commissioner. Blomstedt is the executive director of the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council. The council was created in 2007 to oversee Nebraska's 17 educational service units.[1]

Biography

Before heading the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council, Blomstedt was a director for the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association. He was also a research analyst for the Nebraska Legislature's Education Committee.[1]

Education

Blomstedt has a doctorate in educational leadership and higher education. He completed the program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013.[1]

Political career

Nebraska Commissioner of Education (2013 - present)

Blomstedt was chosen by the Nebraska State Board of Education on December 12, 2013 to be Nebraska's next education commissioner. “I want everyone to feel as passionate about education as I do,” Blomstedt said in an interview.[1]

Personal

Blomstedt lives in Central City, Nebraska. Blomstedt and his wife, Angela, have five children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Swisher
Nebraska Commissioner of Education
2013-present
Succeeded by
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