Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Old Capitol building; home to OSPI

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 current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Chris Reykdal.

The agency is headquartered in the Old Capitol Building in Olympia.[1]


Superintendents of Public Instruction[edit]

Name Years
Josephine Corliss Preston[2] 1913–1929
Pearl Anderson Wanamaker 1940–1956
Lloyd Andrews 1956–1960
Louis "Louie" Bruno 1960–1972
Frank (Buster) Brouillet 1973–1990[3]
Judith Billings 1991–1996
Teresa "Terry" Bergeson 1997–2008
Randy Dorn 2009–2016
Chris Reykdal 2017 – present


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Retrieved on June 16, 2009.
  2. ^ "Mrs. Preston, Ex-School Official, Dies". Seattle Daily Times. December 12, 1958.
  3. ^ http://app.leg.wa.gov/oralhistory/brouillet.pdf

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