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John King (New York)
|New York Commissioner of Education|
|June 15, 2011 - present|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||May 16, 2011|
|Appointed by||New York State Board of Regents|
|Master's||Teachers College, Columbia University|
|J.D.||Yale Law School|
|Ph.D.||Teachers College, Columbia University|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of Education, King served as Senior Deputy Commissioner for P-12 Education at the New York State Education Department for two years. Before that he was a education leader, founding and leading urban public schools. This included serving as a Managing Director with Uncommon Schools, a non-profit charter management organization. He was Co-Founder and Co-Director for Curriculum and Instruction of Roxbury Preparatory Charter School.
- B.A. in Government, Harvard University
- M.A. in the Teaching of Social Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University
- J.D., Yale Law School
- Ed.D. in Educational Administrative Practice from Teachers College, Columbia University
New York Commissioner of Education (2009-present)
Steiner has served as New York Commissioner of Education since June 15, 2011.
The New York State Board of Regents named King as New York Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York on May 16, 2011. King stated, "My life story is about the power of schools to shape lives, even against great odds. Through my experiences as a teacher, as a school leader, and as Senior Deputy Commissioner, working with superintendents, principals, and teachers across this state, I know that all of our schools can be places that ensure our children succeed."
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