Today, members of the State Board of Education voted to select Steve Dackin as the next state superintendent of public instruction with 14 out of 19 votes.
Mr. Dackin’s extensive career as a teacher, administrator, and district superintendent as well as his long tenure overseeing school and community partnerships at Columbus State Community College serve to make him ideally-qualified for the position.
“After two and a half years of pandemic-affected learning, Ohio students and educators face many challenges. It’s heartening that the State Board of Education moved deliberately to fulfill the state superintendent role with a proven leader who has throughout his career emphasized high expectations for all students and recognized the importance of empowering parents with high quality education options,” said Chad L. Aldis, vice president for Ohio policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. “We look forward to working with the State Board and Superintendent Dackin on policies that will improve educational outcomes and help every child to reach his or her potential.”