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22nd Annual MIS Conference 2009

Randy Dorn, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

As a life-long resident of Washington State, Superintendent Randy Dorn is an experienced educator and dedicated public servant committed to creating world-class schools and educational opportunities for all of our children.

Before becoming Washington's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Randy served in the state's school system as an elementary and middle school teacher, and then as a high school and elementary principal. He understands first-hand the challenges facing our students and teachers and has been a constant advocate for quality schools.

Serving in the Washington State House of Representatives for seven years, Randy was a key sponsor of the Education Reform Bill, chair of the K-12 House Education Committee and a member of the Appropriations Committee. Randy received the President's Award from the Association of Washington State School Principals and the Golden Gavel from the Washington Association of School Administrators in recognition of his outstanding service to public education.

In 1999, Randy Dorn assumed the role of executive director of Public School Employees of Washington (PSE), the second largest educational employee's organization in Washington State.

Randy and his wife Kay, live in Eatonville and have three grown sons. The commitment to education runs deep in Randy's family as one son is a teacher, and one is training to enter the educational field.

Randy earned his B.A. in Education from the University of Idaho, his M.A. Education from Pacific Lutheran University and his Superintendent Credentials from Washington State University.