Colt Gill

Colt Gill

Oregon
 

Colt Gill was appointed by Governor Brown as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction and, as such, serves as the Director of the Oregon Department of Education, confirmed by the Senate on February 12, 2018.

He served previously as Oregon’s first Education Innovation Officer, where he focused on improving graduation outcomes by working with local communities, school districts, researchers, students, and other stakeholders to identify effective practices across the P-20 continuum and make recommendations to the Governor, state agencies and the Legislature.

He has been an Oregon educator since 1989. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon and has served on a number of boards and commissions relating to education and children’s health and wellness initiatives.