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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

Commissioner Nicastro's Monthly Video Message

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.

May 2014