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Montana Office of Public Instruction

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Montana Office of Public Instruction
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Denise Juneau
FY 2013 Budget:$1.7 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Montana Office of Public Instruction oversees public K-12 instruction in Montana. The department managed 870 schools and 148,356 students during the 2012-13 school year.[2]



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The mission statement of the Montana Office of Public Instruction reads:[3]
The Montana Office of Public Instruction provides vision, advocacy, support and leadership for schools and communities to ensure that all students meet today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities.[4]


The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Denise Juneau. The following list details her cabinet officials:[5]

  • Deputy Superintendent: Dennis Parman
  • Chief of Staff: Madalyn Quinlan
  • Chief Counsel: Ann Gilkey
  • Content Standards and Instruction: Jael Prezeau
  • Assistant Superintendent, Operations: Julia Dilly
  • Assistant Superintendent, Education Services: Nancy Coopersmith
  • Assistant Superintendent, Education Services: Steve York

Departmental divisions

The Office of Public Instruction has nine divisions managed by the officials listed below:[5]

  • Accreditation: Linda Vrooman Peterson
  • Career Technical & Adult Education: T.J. Eyer
  • Centralized Services: Jay Phillips
  • Educational Opportunity and Equity: B.J. Granbery
  • Health Enhancement and Safety: Karin Billings
  • Information Technology Services: Jim Gietzen
  • Measurement & Accountability: Susan Mohr
  • School Finance: Janelle Mickelson
  • Special Education: Frank Podobnik

Board of Public Education

The Montana Board of Public Education consists of seven members, all of whom are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Montana Senate.[6] Members serve seven-year terms. The governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Commissioner of Higher Education serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the board. In 1979, a student representative was officially added to the board. The board is responsible for setting the standards of accreditation for the state's schools, creating a system of teacher certifications, reviewing teacher certificates, adopting policies for special education of handicapped and gifted and talented students and acting as the governing agency for the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Montana Office of Public Instruction:[5]

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