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Joy Hofmeister sworn in as Oklahoma schools superintendent

Joy Hofmeister at 2015 inaugurationOKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 12, 2015) — Joy Hofmeister officially became Oklahoma’s 14th superintendent of public instruction today after taking the oath of office in a ceremony at the state Capitol. The oath was administered by state Supreme Court Chief Justice John F. Reif.

A former public school teacher and small business owner, Hofmeister promised a new era of leadership for public education. 

“It is an exciting new day for public education in Oklahoma, and I am eager to get to work," said Hofmeister. “Nothing is more vital to Oklahoma’s future than providing a first-rate public education, and that comes through letting teachers do what they do best: teach. As state Superintendent of Public Instruction, I will work tirelessly to ensure our schools get the resources and support they need.”

Hofmeister won the office in the Nov. 4, 2014, general election. In June, she defeated the then-incumbent in a three-candidate Republican primary.

For 15 years, Hofmeister has been CEO of Kumon Math & Reading Centers of South Tulsa. She served on the Oklahoma State Board of Education from January 2012 through April 2013 as an appointee of Gov. Mary Fallin.

Hofmeister and her husband Gerald have four children, and reside in Tulsa. 





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Last updated on January 12, 2015