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Rob Saxton, Deputy Superintendent, Oregon Department of Education
Rob Saxton was appointed Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction by Governor John Kitzhaber in July of 2012 and was formally confirmed by the Oregon Senate on September 14, 2012. Rob is serving as Oregon’s first appointed head of the Oregon Department of Education following 2011 legislation that made the Governor the Superintendent of Schools with the authority to appoint a Deputy to run the Department.
In his role as Deputy Superintendent, Rob oversees the education of more than a half-million students in over 1,200 public and charter schools. He is working closely with Chief Education Officer Nancy Golden on implementing changes to the state’s education system to better align services, supports, and funding from pre-kindergarten through higher education to help the state reach its 40-40-20 goal.