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Revision as of 07:41, 1 August 2013

Minnesota Commissioner of Education
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Minnesota Statutes 15.06
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Brenda Cassellius.jpg
Name:  Brenda Cassellius
Assumed office:  December 31, 2010
Compensation:  $108,388
Other Minnesota Executive Offices
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The Minnesota Commissioner of Education is an appointed state executive position in the Minnesota state government.

The Commissioner is head of the Minnesota Department of Education, whose mission statement is to "Improve educational achievement by establishing clear standards, measuring performance, assisting educators and increasing opportunities for lifelong learning."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Brenda Cassellius. She has served in this position since being appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton on December 31, 2010.[2]

Authority

The Minnesota Commissioner of Education's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Chapter 119A of the Minnesota Statutes.

Section 3:

119A.03 COMMISSIONER.
Subdivision 1.General. The department is under the administrative control of the commissioner...[3]

Qualifications

Chapter 119A, Section 3 of the Minnesota Statutes establishes the qualifications of the office:

The commissioner must possess broad knowledge and experience in strengthening children and families.[4]

Appointments

Per 15.06 of the Minnesota Statutes, the governor appoints the Commissioner of Education with the consent of the Senate. The commissioner serves at the pleasure of the governor. His or her term expires at the end of the governor's term or if the governor vacates office.[5]

Vacancies

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Duties

The commissioner is head of the Minnesota Department of Education, whose mission statement is to "Improve educational achievement by establishing clear standards, measuring performance, assisting educators and increasing opportunities for lifelong learning."[6]

Divisions

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Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the commissioner was paid an estimated $108,388. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Minnesota Commissioner of Education was paid an estimated $108,388 according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
Phone: 651-582-8200
Email: mde.commissioner@state.mn.us

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