Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, or OSPI is the state education agency for the State of Washington. The agency is bound by the Washington State Legislature to implement state laws regarding education, including the 1993 education reform act which mandated the controversial WASL standards based assessment. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is sixth (behind the Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, and Attorney General, respectively) in the line of succession to the office of Governor of Washington. . The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Chris Reykdal.
Superintendents of Public Instruction
|Josephine Corliss Preston||1913–1929|
|Pearl Anderson Wanamaker||1940–1956|
|Louis "Louie" Bruno||1960–1972|
|Frank (Buster) Brouillet||1973–1990|
|Teresa "Terry" Bergeson||1997–2008|
|Chris Reykdal||2017 – present|
- "Washington State Constitution". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- "Contact Us." Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Retrieved on June 16, 2009.
- "Mrs. Preston, Ex-School Official, Dies". Seattle Daily Times. December 12, 1958.
- Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction official website.
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