About the Commissioner of Education
Dr. Chris L. Nicastro is the Missouri Commissioner of Education, and she has served public schools in the state as a teacher and administrator for more than 38 years.
News & Updates
- The Process for Selection of a New Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Letter to Administrators about Read MOre, Missouri! Reading Challenge
- Letter to Administrators regarding achievement levels on transcripts
- Open letter regarding the Normandy School District
- "Join the Conversation"
- Letter to U.S. Senators regarding Preschool for All
As part of the Department's e-newsletter, Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro will include a regular video message about education and Department related activities. View the current month's video message below. For previous months, visit the Top 10 by 20 UPDATE.
This month, Commissioner Nicastro discusses the hearings held in the Riverview Gardens and Normandy School Districts, a recent statewide survey that shows 70 percent of teachers are implementing the Common Core State Standards and Missouri's scores on the recent NAEP Exam.