|Deputy Secretary of Education of the United States of America|
Seal of the Department of Education
|United States Department of Education|
|Style||Mr. Deputy Secretary|
|Reports to||Secretary of Education|
with Senate advice and consent
|Constituting instrument||20 U.S.C. § 3411|
|First holder||David T. Kearns|
The Deputy Secretary of Education oversees and manages the development of policies in the United States Department of Education. The deputy secretary focuses primarily on K–12 education policy, such as No Child Left Behind, the High School Initiative, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The deputy secretary also has responsibility for carrying out the intergovernmental relations of the department. The deputy secretary becomes Acting Secretary of Education in the event of the secretary's absence, disability, or a vacancy in the Office of Secretary.
The office of the deputy secretary coordinates the work of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Office of Innovation and Improvement, the Office of English Language Acquisition, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. The deputy secretary also oversees the department's LEP Partnership, the Office for Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and the department's partnership with The History Channel.
The deputy secretary is appointed by the president and confirmed by the United States Senate. The deputy secretary is paid at level II of the Executive Schedule, meaning as of 2006, he or she receives a basic annual salary of $162,000.
On October 5, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Mick Zais to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Education. Zais was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as deputy secretary on May 16, 2018, and assumed the duties of the office the next day.
List of Deputy Secretaries of Education
|#||Name||Term Began||Term Ended||President(s) served under|
|1||David T. Kearns||1991||1993||George H.W. Bush|
|2||Madeleine M. Kunin||1993||1997||Bill Clinton|
|3||Marshall S. Smith||1997||1999|
|5||William D. Hansen||2001||2003||George W. Bush|
|6||Eugene W. Hickok||2003||2004|
|7||Raymond Simon||2005||July 24, 2009|
|8||Anthony Wilder Miller||July 24, 2009||2013||Barack Obama|
|9||James H. Shelton III||2013||Dec. 2014|
|10||John King, Jr.
Acting, Sr. Advisor
|Dec. 2014||Dec. 2015|
|11||James Cole Jr.
|January 28, 2016||January 20, 2017|
|12||Mick Zais||May 17, 2018||Incumbent||Donald Trump|
- "Office of the Deputy Secretary: U.S. Department of Education". Retrieved September 27, 2007.
- "US Code: Title 20,3412. Principal officers". Retrieved September 27, 2007.
- "US Code: Title 5,5313. Positions at level II". Retrieved September 27, 2007.
- "Salary Table No. 2006-EX". Retrieved September 27, 2007.
- Education Week. "Senate Confirms Trump Nominee for Deputy Secretary Under Betsy DeVos". Retrieved May 16, 2018.
- U.S. Deputy Ed. Secretary Jim Shelton to Step Down
- Diane Ravitch
- Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down