State Snapshot

idaho
Governor

C.L. “Butch” Otter (R)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 6 – late March

Chief Selection

Elected to four-year term. Serves on State Board of Education, Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners and Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind.

State Board of Education

8 board members appointed by the Governor.

 

Students
285,000
Schools
763 (including charter schools)
Districts
115
delaware
Governor

Jack Markell (D)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 14-June 30

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate

State Board of Education

7 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate

 

Students
131,514
Schools
218
Districts
19
members-emeritus
Students
Schools
Districts
tennessee
Governor

Bill Haslam (R)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 14 – mid April

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor

State Board of Education

10 members appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the General Assembly

Students
934,246
Schools
1,764
Districts
137
new-mexico
Governor

Susana Martinez (R)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor

Students
330,000
Schools
831
Districts
89
rhode-island
Governor

Lincoln D. Chafee (D)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 7 – early June

Chief Selection

Appointed by the State Board of Education

State Board of Education

11 members appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate

Students
142,481
Schools
304
Districts
36
oklahoma
Governor

Mary Fallin (R)

2013 Legislative Session

Feb. 4 – May 30

Chief Selection

Elected Statewide

State Board of Education

7 members appointed by the Governor

Students
645,000
Schools
1,769
Districts
521
new-jersey
Governor

Chris Christie (R)

2014 Legislative Session

Started Jan. 14, meets throughout the year

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor

State Board of Education

13 members appointed by the Governor

Students
1,381,000
Schools
2,615
Districts
654
maine
Governor

Paul LePage (R)

2013 Legislative Session

Dec. 5, 2012 - June 19, 2013

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor

State Board of Education

10 members appointed by the Governor

Students
187,000
Schools
623
Districts
164
louisiana
Governor

Bobby Jindal (R)

2014 Legislative Session

March 10 – June 2

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

State Board of Education

8 elected members and 3 at-large members appointed by Governor

 

Students
703,000
Schools
1,428 (Includes Alternative Schools)
Districts
70 (68 Local Districts, Special School District, and Recovery School District)

Paul Pastorek

Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education & Member Emeritus

State Snapshot

idaho
Governor

C.L. “Butch” Otter (R)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 6 – late March

Chief Selection

Elected to four-year term. Serves on State Board of Education, Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners and Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind.

State Board of Education

8 board members appointed by the Governor.

 

Students
285,000
Schools
763 (including charter schools)
Districts
115
delaware
Governor

Jack Markell (D)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 14-June 30

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate

State Board of Education

7 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate

 

Students
131,514
Schools
218
Districts
19
members-emeritus
Students
Schools
Districts
tennessee
Governor

Bill Haslam (R)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 14 – mid April

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor

State Board of Education

10 members appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the General Assembly

Students
934,246
Schools
1,764
Districts
137
new-mexico
Governor

Susana Martinez (R)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor

Students
330,000
Schools
831
Districts
89
rhode-island
Governor

Lincoln D. Chafee (D)

2014 Legislative Session

Jan. 7 – early June

Chief Selection

Appointed by the State Board of Education

State Board of Education

11 members appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate

Students
142,481
Schools
304
Districts
36
oklahoma
Governor

Mary Fallin (R)

2013 Legislative Session

Feb. 4 – May 30

Chief Selection

Elected Statewide

State Board of Education

7 members appointed by the Governor

Students
645,000
Schools
1,769
Districts
521
new-jersey
Governor

Chris Christie (R)

2014 Legislative Session

Started Jan. 14, meets throughout the year

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor

State Board of Education

13 members appointed by the Governor

Students
1,381,000
Schools
2,615
Districts
654
maine
Governor

Paul LePage (R)

2013 Legislative Session

Dec. 5, 2012 - June 19, 2013

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Governor

State Board of Education

10 members appointed by the Governor

Students
187,000
Schools
623
Districts
164
louisiana
Governor

Bobby Jindal (R)

2014 Legislative Session

March 10 – June 2

Chief Selection

Appointed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

State Board of Education

8 elected members and 3 at-large members appointed by Governor

 

Students
703,000
Schools
1,428 (Includes Alternative Schools)
Districts
70 (68 Local Districts, Special School District, and Recovery School District)

Paul Pastorek

Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education & Member Emeritus

Paul Pastorek is an emeritus member of Chiefs of Change, having served as Louisiana’s State Superintendent of Education from 2007 to 2011. He fought for a vast amount of education reforms while Louisiana Superintendent of Education, but transforming K-12 education in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is arguably his most significant accomplishment. After the disaster, Pastorek created the Recovery School District (RSD) to reimagine and revamp the schools under its control, more than 100 of which were failing. In March 2007, while the RSD was working through the aftermath of Katrina and unable to reopen schools, Pastorek worked relentlessly to create more charter schools, increase private funding in education and keep control over state-run schools that other leaders argued should be returned to local control. His efforts to strengthen school accountability have led to a decrease in the dropout rate and the number of schools labeled as academically unacceptable in Louisiana.

Pastorek presently serves as Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary to the North American Division of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company. He served on the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from 1996-2004, including the last three years as President of the Board. In 2004, Pastorek formed Next Horizon, a non-profit organization that serves as a statewide think tank to connect Louisiana’s leadership as a force supporting school improvement. Previously, he served as General Counsel to National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

A licensed attorney, Pastorek has been associated with the law firm of Adams and Reese for more than 27 years. He and his wife Kathy have three grown children, Ryan, Jeffrey and Kaitlin.