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Richard Ross

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Instruction

Dr. Ross was selected by the State Board of Education as State Superintendent of Public Instruction in March 2013. He had been leading Governor John Kasich’s Office of 21st Century Education where he successfully moved several education initiatives through the legislative process. These include the Cleveland Transformation Plan, the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, revisions to the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems, and the A-F Local Report Card. He also played a key role in the development of the State Education Budget and the School Funding Model.

Previously, Dr. Ross was superintendent at Bryan City Schools and Ottawa-Glandorf Local Schools, was an instructor at Bowling Green State University and served as high school principal at Jonathan Alder Local School District. He also served as chairman of the Youngstown Academic Distress Commission and was an instructor for the Ohio University Educational Leadership Program.

Dr. Ross earned an undergraduate degree in social studies and a Master’s of Educational Administration from The Ohio State University and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Bowling Green State University.


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