Nebraska Department of Education

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Nebraska Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Matthew Blomstedt
FY 2012 Budget:$1.05 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Nebraska Department of Education oversees public K-12 instruction in Nebraska. The department managed 1,294 schools and 285,542 students during the 2012-13 school year.[2]



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See also
Nebraska Commissioner of Education
Nebraska school districts
List of school districts in Nebraska
Public education in Nebraska
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Nebraska Department of Education reads:[3]
To lead and support the preparation of all Nebraskans for learning, earning, and living.[4]


The current Commissioner of Education is Matthew Blomstedt. The following list details his cabinet officials:[5]

  • Assistant Commissioner: Brian Halstead
  • Deputy Commissioner: Scott Swisher
  • General Counsel: Brian Halstead and Margaret Worth
  • Media & Information Services: Betty VanDeventer

Departmental divisions

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

  • Accreditation & School Improvement: Freida Lange
  • Adult Program Services: Sharon Katt
  • Curriculum and Instruction: Donlynn Rice
  • Data, Research & Evaluation: Vacant
  • Early Childhood: Melody Hobson
  • Equity and Instructional Strategies: Mary Ann Losh
  • Federal Programs: Diane Stuehmer
  • Finance and Organizational Services: Russ Inbody
  • Human Resources: Joel Scherling
  • Network, Education and Technology: Brent Gaswick
  • Special Education: Gary Sherman
  • Statewide Assessment & Accountability: Valorie Foy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation: Mark Schultz

State Board of Education

The Nebraska State Board of Education is comprised of eight board members, all of whom are elected on a nonpartisan ballot and serve four-year terms. Each board member represents one of the eight districts throughout the state.[6] The Board is responsible for setting the policy for education throughout the state, as well as working with the state legislature to improve education.[7][8]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Nebraska Department of Education:[5]

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