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About the Commissioner of Education

Dr. Roger Dorson is currently serving as Interim Commissioner of Education, effective Dec. 1, 2017. Read more about Dr. Dorson from his 2016 appointment to Deputy Commissioner here.

Commissioner of Education Search

The State Board of Education has outlined the application and nomination process for the next commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The board will accept applications and nominations until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

For additional information regarding the selection process, potential applicants may contact the department at 573-751-3563 or commissionersearch@dese.mo.gov.

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