Demand NEW Hiring Process
to Replace State Superintendent
Ohioans deserve an honest, transparent hiring process that allows us to review candidates, submit feedback, and inform the decision-making process. We need the ability to advocate for an education leader who will prioritize the safety and well-being of every student and educator, champion honest education, and embrace a Whole Child approach to learning.
ABOUT STATE SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
The State Board of Education is searching for a new superintendent of public instruction to replace Stephen Dackin, who recently resigned on June 3, after being selected for role on May 10, 2022.
Dackin resigned from the role citing public concerns about his selection as the state superintendent, “Concerns have been raised about my recent acceptance of the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction. I don’t want ‘revolving door’ questions to distract from the important work ahead for schools, educators, and especially the children. Children whose critical learning years have been disrupted by the pandemic need to be the focus of all our time, attention, and creativity.”
Dackin, former State Board vice president, was selected as the new superintendent in May 2022, by a 14-4 vote. As the recent vice president, Dackin led the search for the state superintendent position. He resigned as vice president days before the superintendent position closed and inserted himself as a candidate.
Read President McGuire's Statement
Read Dackin's Letter of Resignation
Previous Final 3 Candidates:
Stephen Dackin was selected to replace Paolo DeMaria, who resigned from the role in September 2021. DeMaria announced his resignation in July 2021, after serving as Ohio's superintendent for five years. Dr. Stephanie Siddens serves as the current interim superintendent, after the anticipated interim superintendent, then-Deputy Superintendent John Richard, unexpectedly resigned in August 2021.
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WHEN: Monthly Board meetings are every second
Monday and Tuesday of the month
WHERE: 25 South Front Street, Columbus
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