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Office of the Superintendent

State Superintendent

The state superintendent is appointed by the SBE and is its chair and a non-voting member. As the principal executive officer of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), the superintendent attends the Governor’s meetings with department directors and advises the State Legislature on education policy and funding needs. The superintendent is responsible for the implementation of bills passed by the State Legislature and policies established by the SBE. The Superintendent is a major spokesperson for education in the state, serves as the primary liaison to the United States Department of Education (USED) and other federal agencies, and provides efficient and effective management of the USED’s considerable state and federal resources.

Superintendent Meeting Request

Contact the Superintendent: MDE Office of the Superintendent