Richard Ross was named Ohio state superintendent of public instruction on March 12, 2013.
Ross previously served as lead education advisor for Gov. John Kasich.
Since joining the Kasich administration in 2012, Ross has been responsible for many of the recent changes to Ohio education policy including new A-F school report cards, a new proposed school funding system and expansion of school vouchers, the third grade reading guarantee, revisions to Ohio’s new teacher evaluation system, and the Cleveland Plan.
Prior to joining the administration, Ross served as superintendent of the Reynoldsburg school district in central Ohio for 20 years. He also served as superintendent of the Bryan and Ottawa-Glandorf school districts.
Ross has a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio State University.