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Pennsylvania Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Carolyn Dumaresq
FY 2014 Budget:$5.52 billion[1]
Year founded:1834
Website:Department Home Page
The Pennsylvania Department of Education oversees public K-12 education and public libraries in Pennsylvania. The department was created following passage and signing of the Free School Law on April 1, 1834. In 1873, the department's title was changed to Superintendent of Public Instruction, and greater responsibilities were assigned to that official and to the Department. In 1969, the name of the Department of Public Instruction was changed to the Department of Education, with the title of Superintendent of Public Instruction changed to the Secretary of Education.[2] The department managed 3,303 schools and 1,821,146 K-12 students during the 2012-13 school year.[3]



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See also
Pennsylvania Secretary of Education
List of school districts in Pennsylvania
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The mission statement of the Pennsylvania Department of Education reads:[4]
The mission of the department is to academically prepare children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. The department seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education.[5]


The current Secretary of Education is Carolyn Dumaresq. The following list details her cabinet officials:[4]

  • Office of Comptroller Operations: Anna Maria Kiehl
  • Press and Communications Office: Timothy Eller
  • Government Relations Office: Aaron Schenck
  • Office of Chief Counsel: Joseph M. Miller
  • Policy Office: Erica Koser
  • Executive Deputy Secretary: Vacant

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has five divisions managed by assistant superintendents listed below:[4]

  • Office of Elementary/Secondary Education: Rita Perez
  • Office of Commonwealth Libraries: Stacey Aldrich
  • Office of Adminsistration: Nichole F. Duffy
  • Office of Postsecondary/Higher Education: Jill Hans
  • Office of Child Development and Early Learning: Barbara Minzenberg

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education is the largest in the nation with 21 members who are appointed to overlapping terms of six years. 17 members are appointed by the Governor and the remaining four members are the majority and minority chairs of the House and Senate Education Committees.[6] The Board is comprised of the Council of Basic Education and the Council of Higher Education. The Board reviews and adopts regulations that govern educational policies and principles and establishes educational standards for the Commonwealth.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Pennsylvania Department of Education:[4]

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