Commissioner of Education

Beth Hargis

Published: 1/24/2024 4:21 PM

​​​Beth Hargis was named the Kentucky Department of Education's associate commissioner in the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) in 2022.

Hargis is a Pulaski County native and a graduate of Pulaski County High School. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus in accounting and master's degrees in teaching and education-instructional leadership from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). She received her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from EKU in 2011.

Hargis has more than 20 years of experience in education as a teacher, principal, ATC academic consultant and division director. Prior to her education career, Hargis served as a staff accountant in a certified public accountant office and served as the operations manager of a 501(c)3.

Hargis lives in Somerset with her husband and has two sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren.

David Horseman

Beth Hargis

Associate Commissioner 
Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE)

Stacy Ball
Executive Secretary/Scheduler
Office of the Commissioner of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 892-6154 Ext. 4801
Fax (502) 564-3049


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