Skip to main content

Choosing the Next State Superintendent


The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's State Superintendent Search committee has narrowed the search down to six finalists. It is vital that BESE hears from educators like you before making this important decision. The finalists have all interviewed before BESE and you can read their resume and watch their interview below.


Jessica Baghian     video interview  |  resume and cover letter 
Cade Brumley    video interview  |  resume and cover letter
Lonnie Luce    video interview  |  resume and cover letter
Heather Poole    video interview  |  resume and cover letter
Joe Siedlecki    video interview  |  resume and cover letter
Paul Vallas    video interview resume and cover letter

State Superintendent job description.

In April BESE conducted a survey to guage public opion. You can see the results here

BESE will likely select the next State Superintendent at their next meeting. Because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the meeting date has yet to be determined, but most BESE members want to fill the position sooner rather than later. It's vital that we use this time to make our voice heard before BESE makes their final decision.

BESE conducted a public survey from April 14 through April 24th regarding their search for the next Superintendent. Unfortunately, many educators felt that the survey didn’t get at the core issues surrounding the search to replace John White. While the BESE survey has closed, the deliberations continue and we encourage you to continue to reach out to your local BESE representative to make your opinions known. Click here to send an email to the members of BESE.

Who do you think should be selected as the next state superintendent? What do you want to make sure BESE considers? Let us know by completing the survey below. BESE released a survey earlier this month to guage public feedback, but that survey closed April 24th. We hope that BESE will open up further opportunities for teachers and school employees to weigh in, but in the meantime, you can reach out to your BESE representative to make your voice heard. 

Share This