Ohio picks Steven Dackin as its new chief of K-12 schooling

Former State Board of Education member Steve Dackin is the new main of K-12 general public instruction.

The State Board of Instruction voted 14-4 Tuesday to pick Dackin from a team of three finalists. 

Larry Hook, superintendent of Springboro Group Metropolis School District in Southwest Ohio, received 4 votes from the board’s far more conservative members. And Thomas Hosler, superintendent of Perrysburg Exempted Village Faculties in the vicinity of Toledo, been given no votes.

Stephanie Siddens held the position on an interim basis after Paolo DeMaria retired in September 2021

He will “consider us forward with beneficial adjustments for Ohio’s education system,” Board President Charlotte McGuire stated soon after the vote. 

Dackin, who wasn’t existing for the meeting, will oversee the education of Ohio’s 1.7 million K-12 learners, the advancement of tutorial expectations and the licensing of lecturers.