Illinois Superintendent of Education

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Illinois Superintendent of Education
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the Illinois Board of Education
Selection Method:  Appointed by the Illinois Board of Education
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Christopher Koch
Assumed office:  December 1, 2006
Compensation:  $189,996
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The Illinois Superintendent of Education is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. The superintendent works with the state board of education to provide leadership, assistance, resources and advocacy so that every student is prepared to succeed in careers and postsecondary education, and shares accountability for doing so with districts and schools.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Christopher Koch. He was appointed as by the State Board of Education effective December 1, 2006.[2]


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The superintendent, along with the board of education, sets educational policies and guidelines for public and private schools, preschool through grade 12, as well as vocational education. It analyzes the aims, needs and requirements of education and recommends legislation to the General Assembly and Governor.[3]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Illinois Department of Education Organizational Chart as of March 1, 2013.


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


In 2012, the Illinois Superintendent of Education was paid an estimated $189,996. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.


In 2010, the Illinois Superintendent of Education was paid an estimated $189,996 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

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Contact Information

The Illinois State Board of Education has two offices:[5]

100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: (866) 262-6663

100 W. Randolph
Suite 14-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2220

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