Kentucky Board of Education

2023-2024 Commissioner Search

Published: 2/27/2024 1:26 PM

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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).​


Commissioner Search Job Posting​

Applications to become Kentucky's Commissioner of Education are being accepted by our executive search firm, McPherson & Jacobson through Feb. 16, 2024. 

      Apply to become Kentucky’s next commissioner of education​


Commissioner Search Feedback Survey

The Kentucky Board of Education welcomes stakeholder feedback to inform the search for Kentucky's next Commissioner of Education. 

​The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and is distributed by our research partners, K12 Insight. Your answers are anonymous. Reports will share only the overall results and will not identify individuals. ​

Commissioner search survey Kentucky Stakeholders (Survey closed 2/16/24)

Commissioner search survey - Kentucky Educators/Administrators (Survey closed 2/16/24)

Executive Search Firm ​

McPherson & Jacobson, LLC has been conducting national searches for boards of education since 1991. The firm has placed more than 750 superintendents and other officials in public and non-profit organizations across the country. 

The contract was signed Dec. 5 by representatives of KDE and McPherson & Jacobson, LLC.​


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 the Commissioner of Education, who is hired by and reports ​​to the 15-member Kentucky Board of Education.

News Releases and Advisories


Media Requests

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 Director of Communications Jennifer Ginn at jennifer.ginn@education.ky.gov​


​ 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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