|Illinois Superintendent of Education|
|December 1, 2006 - Present|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||December 1, 2006|
|Appointed by||Illinois Board of Education|
|High school||Brown County High School|
|Bachelor's||Southern Illinois University|
|Master's||George Washington University|
|Ph.D.||George Washington University|
|Place of birth||Mt. Sterling, Illinois|
Koch has worked for the Illinois State Board of Education since 1994. Prior to his appointment as Superintendent of Education in 2006, Koch served in a variety of positions, including Director of Special Education.
Koch is a member of the Council of Chief State School Officers, serving as President from 2010-2011, as well as the Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting. 
Koch has taught special education in four states and also worked at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
- MA, EdD, Educational Policy/Leadership, George Washington University
- Graduated, Southern Illinois University
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