California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California
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Incumbent
Tom Torlakson

since January 3, 2011
StyleThe Honorable
Term lengthFour years, two term limit
WebsiteExecutive Office, Department of Education
 
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California
Seal of California.svg
California State Seal
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Incumbent
Tom Torlakson

since January 3, 2011
StyleThe Honorable
Term lengthFour years, two term limit
WebsiteExecutive Office, Department of Education

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) of California is the nonpartisan (originally partisan) elected executive officer of the California Department of Education. The SPI directs all functions of the Department of Education and executes policies set by the California State Board of Education. Superintendents serve four-year terms, serves as the state’s chief spokesperson for public schools, provides education policy and direction to local school districts, and also serves as an ex officio member of governing boards of the state’s higher education system. The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Tom Torlakson.

List of California State Superintendents of Public Instruction[edit]

NamePartyDate Assumed Office
John G. MarvinDJan. 1, 1851
Paul K. HubbsDJan. 1, 1854
Andrew J. MoulderDJan. 1, 1857
John SwettUnionJan. 2, 1863
Oscar Penn FitzgeraldDDec. 2, 1867
Henry N. BolanderRDec. 4, 1871
Ezra S. CarrRDec. 6, 1875
Frederick M. CampbellRJan. 5, 1880
William T. WelckerDJan. 8, 1883
Ira G. HoittRJan. 3, 1887
J.W. AndersonRJan. 5, 1891
Samuel T. BlackRJan. 7, 1895
Charles T. MeredithDSep. 24, 1898
Thomas J. KirkRJan. 2, 1899
Edward HyattRJan. 7, 1907
Will C. WoodNPJan. 6, 1919
William John CooperNPJan. 20, 1927
Vierling C. KerseyNPFeb. 11, 1929
Walter F. DexterNPFeb. 1, 1937
Roy E. SimpsonNPNov. 13, 1945
Max RaffertyNPJan. 7, 1963
Wilson RilesNPJan. 4, 1971
Rónald S. GallegosNPJan. 3, 1983
David Dawson (acting superintendent) Feb. 24, 1993
Delaine EastinNPJan. 2, 1995
Jack O'ConnellNPJan. 5, 2003
Tom TorlaksonNPJan. 3, 2011

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