Missouri Commissioner of Education
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Commissioner of Education
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The commissioner oversees the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and serves as the liaison between the department and district officials.
The current officeholder is Chris Nicastro. She has served in this position since 2009.
Under Article IX, Section 2(b):
The board shall select and appoint a commissioner of education as its chief administrative officer, who shall be a citizen and resident of the state, and removable at its discretion...
The commissioner of education is selected and appointed by the state Board of Education.
The state Board of Education fixes the compensation of the commissioner.
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102