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Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Randy Dorn
FY 2014 Budget:$9.8 billion[1]
Year founded:1889
Website:Department Home Page
The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction oversees public K-12 education in Washington. The department was created in 1889. This office managed 2,281 K-12 schools and 1,047,390 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[2][3]



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See also
Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction
List of school districts in Washington
Public education in Washington
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The mission statement of the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction reads:[4]
In collaboration with educators, students, families, local communities, business, labor, and government, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction leads, supports, and oversees K-12 education, ensuring the success of all learners.

Goal 1
Each of Washington’s diverse students demonstrates high levels of achievement in the four state learning goals and graduates from high school ready to implement a positive plan for his or her future.

Goal 2
Highly skilled, diverse educators support the academic success of every student.

Goal 3
All schools, in partnership with students, families, and communities, provide safe, civil, healthy, and engaging environments for learning.

Goal 4
Sufficient state resources are provided for every student to succeed through an efficient, equitable, and responsive K-12 funding system that promotes innovation and rewards results.

Goal 5
OSPI supports effective schools and student achievement through focused policies, sound management, and excellent service to the education community.[5]


The current Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction is Randy Dorn. The following list details members of his cabinet:[6]

  • Chief of Staff: Ken Kanikeberg
  • Deputy Superintendent, K-12 Education: Alan Burke
  • Chief Financial Officer: JoLynn Berge
  • Assistant Superintendent, Early Learning: Robert Butts
  • Assistant Superintendent, Student and School Success: Andrew Kelly
  • Assistant Superintendent, Special Programs and Federal Accountability: Gil Mendoza
  • Assistant Superintendent, Assessment and Student Information: Robin Munson
  • Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education and Student Support: Dan Newell
  • Chief Information Officer: Peter Tamayo
  • Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning: Jessica Vavrus
  • Executive Director, State Board of Education: Ben Rarick

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education consists of 16 members who serve four-year terms. The board includes 14 voting members and two non-voting members. The Governor appoints seven lay members. Five members are appointed by public school boards throughout the state and one member is appointed by private school boards. The Superintendent of Public Instruction also serves on the board. Voting members except the state superintendent are restricted to two terms on the board. The Washington Association of Student Councils picks two high school students each year to serve as non-voting members. The board's responsibilities include development of accountability standards, assessment of charter school performance and creation of programs to ensure career and college readiness.[7]

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