Kentucky Board of Education

2023-2024 Commissioner Search

Published: 11/29/2023 8:58 AM


Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass announced on July 31, 2023, that he will step down from his position on Sept. 29 after three years at the helm of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).​

This page will provide ongoing information about the commissioner search, including various resource materials and updates.

Commissioner Search Feedback Form

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) welcomes stakeholder feedback to inform the search for Kentucky's next Commissioner of Education. Please submit your anonymous comments via the Commissioner Search Feedback Form. ​​

Search Firm RFP Process

On Aug. 21, 2023, the KBE authorized KDE to issue a solicitation for a national search firm that could begin a search for a new commissioner. The request for proposals may be found on Kentucky's Vendor Self Service website.

Information about KDE

KDE is a service agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky​. The department provides resources and guidance to Kentucky's public schools and districts as they implement the state's P-12 education requirements. The department also serves as the state liaison for federal education requirements and funding opportunities.

The department is led by an appointed commissioner of education, who is hired by and reports ​​to the 15-member KBE.

News Releases and Advisories

Any and all requests for media interviews about the Commissioner of Education search must be made through the Kentucky Department of Education's Division of Communications. Please email Chief Communications Officer Toni Konz Tatman at​

​ Meredith Brewer, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Education Policy
Office of the Commissioner
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 892-6569

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