2020 Voters GuideSuperintendent of Public Instruction
An Introduction | Superintendent of Public Instruction is the only state executive office elected as a nonpartisan position.
As head of the state educational agency and chief executive officer of the state Board of Education, the Superintendent is responsible for the administration of the state kindergarten through twelfth grade education program. The regulatory duties of the office include certification of teaching personnel, approval and accreditation of programs, and apportionment of state and local funds. The Superintendent also provides assistance to school districts’ school improvement areas.
Reykdal is currently the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and has experience working as a classroom teacher and fiscal analyst for the Washington State Senate. He has a degree in Social Studies and a Teaching Certificate from Washington State University. He also has a Masters Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on Budget, Finance, and Performance Management from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Espinoza is a business owner and has been a school teacher. She has a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University, and a BBA from Pacific Lutheran University. She also has an AA through Running Start at Pierce College.