Office of the Commissioner


The Texas Education Agency Commissioner's Office provides leadership to schools, manages the state education agency, and provides coordination with the state legislature and other branches of state government as well as the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information about the current and former commissioners, hearing decisions, and presentations, follow the links below:

Commissioner of Education
Mike Morath, a member of the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees, was appointed commissioner of education by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 14, 2015. Morath officially began serving in this job on Jan. 4, 2016.

Past Commissioners
This link provides a list of those who have served as the appointed commissioner of education since 1950. Prior to that time, the position was called the state superintendent of public instruction and was a statewide elected office.

Deputy Commissioners of Education
Serving directly under the commissioner of education, seven deputy commissioners of education provide leadership to the Texas Education Agency. 

Commissioner's Hearing Decisions
A searchable database is available of the commissioner's hearing decisions. Users can search by document number, hearing officer, petitioner, or keywords.