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

Steve Dackin. He was elected vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education on Nov. 15, 2021.

Previous Point out Board of Training member Steve Dackin is the new chief of K-12 public instruction.

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

Larry Hook, superintendent of Springboro Neighborhood City College District in Southwest Ohio, obtained 4 votes from the board’s extra conservative customers. And Thomas Hosler, superintendent of Perrysburg Exempted Village Universities in the vicinity of Toledo, gained no votes.

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

He will “acquire us forward with favourable changes for Ohio’s education program,” Board President Charlotte McGuire claimed soon after the vote. 

Dackin, who was not existing for the assembly, will oversee the education of Ohio’s 1.7 million K-12 learners, the advancement of tutorial requirements and the licensing of academics.