About Superintendent Hoffman
Superintendent Kathy Hoffman was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2018, and assumed office in January 2019. Superintendent Hoffman has spent her entire career working in public education, first as a pre-school teacher and then as a speech-language pathologist. She began her career in the Vail School District in Southern Arizona before joining the Peoria School District.
Her experience as both an educator and advocate for students with disabilities informs her vision for public education. Throughout her career, she has fought tirelessly for equal access to high-quality public education regardless of a student’s race, gender, or zip code.
As State Superintendent, she is focused on growing Arizona's educator workforce through targeted recruitment and retention efforts, increasing funding and access to critical social emotional learning resources, expanding digital connectivity for urban and rural school communities alike, supporting and celebrating Arizona's many multilingual learners, and elevating the voices of our state's phenomenal educators.
If you have questions for Superintendent Hoffman, please reach out to our Constituent Services team at [email protected] or 602-542-7378.
Constitutional Role of Superintendent of Public Instruction
From a fiduciary standpoint, the Superintendent of Public Instruction is charged with executing various education laws and State Board of Education policies; accurately distributing almost $6 billion in education funding to Arizona’s public school system and helping schools comply with the many national and state laws and State Board of Education policies.
Equally important is the State Superintendent’s leadership role. By virtue of this constitutional, elected public office, the state superintendent serves on all statewide public education boards, including First Things First, the Arizona State Board of Education, and the Arizona Board of Regents – governing bodies which, in aggregate, encompass a pre-kindergarten to graduate school perspective. This unique opportunity allows the state superintendent to develop best practices and strategies which take into account the needs of our children at every stage of the process: from birth to college to the workforce.