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Meet Deb Delisle, Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Background

Deborah Delisle served as Ohio’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2008-2011. In January 2012, President Barack Obama nominated her as Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education in the Department of Education. Her nomination was confirmed in April 2012.

Before becoming state Superintendent, Delisle worked in several roles in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights school district near Cleveland, eventually serving as superintendent from 2003-2008. She began her career as an elementary school teacher.

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Former Ohio Schools Chief Deb Delisle Confirmed as Top U.S. Department of Education Official

Former Ohio superintendent of public instruction Deb Delisle has been confirmed as the federal Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. The U.S. Senate confirmed Delisle yesterday along with about 20 other federal appointees. Delisle served as Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2008 to 2011. She previously worked as an elementary school teacher and later [...]

Former Ohio Schools Chief Deb Delisle Explains What Ohio Can Teach the Nation

If approved by the Senate, Deborah Delisle will start work at the U.S. Department of Education.

Deborah Delisle started out as an elementary school teacher and later moved on to serve as superintendent of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights school district in Northeastern Ohio. From there she went on to lead Ohio’s Department of Education. Delisle served as Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2008 to 2011. Now she’s heading to Washington, [...]

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