• State Board of Education Members and Activities

    The State Board of Education consists of nine members. Seven voting members who are appointed by the Governor, approved by the Senate. Two non-voting members appointed by the Governor.

    Members have residence in each of Delaware’s counties and the city of Wilmington, belong to different political parties, and bring a diverse set of skills and perspectives to the work. At least two members have previously served on a local board of education.

    State Board of Education members hold a number of committee assignments. Details on Board committee participation in 2021 and 2022 can be found below. Information about previous committee assignments can be found in the State Board of Education’s annual reports. Biographies on each Board member can be found on the State Board of Education’s eBoard page.

    Questions about the State Board of Education may be directed to Delaware.SBE@sbe.k12.de.us or by calling 302-735-4010.


    Shawn Brittingham, President

    Shawn Brittingham

    Serves at the pleasure of the Governor


    P-20 Council, co-chair

    Member, University of Delaware Board of Trustees (ex-officio)


    Dr. Vincent Lofink, Vice President

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    Term expires 2023


    Member, Charter School Accountability Committee (non-voting)



    Candice Fifer

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    Term expires 2024


    Member, ESSA Advisory Committee

    Member, Teacher of the Year Selection Committee

    NASBE Whole Child Policy Study Group





    Dr. Audrey Noble

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    Term expires 2027


    Member, Charter School Accountability Committee (non-voting)

    Member, Delaware School Boards Association (DSBA) Board of Directors

    Member, H. Fletcher Brown Scholarship Selection Committee

    National Association of State Board of Education (NASBE) Board of Directors

    Chair, NASBE Government Affairs Committee

    Rev. Provey Powell, Jr.

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    Term expires 2025


    Member, Vision Coalition of Delaware

    Member, Reopening Schools Working Group, Health and Wellness Committee

    Member, Delaware Postsecondary Equity Leadership Team

    Wali W. Rushdan II

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    Term expires 2024


    Member, Equalization Committee

    Member, Charter School Accountability Committee (non-voting)

    Deborah Stevens

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    Term expires 2028






    Dr. Megan Szabo

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    Member, 2015 State Teacher of the Year

    Nathan Cho

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    Student Member

    Mark Holodick

    Picture of Susan Bunting

    Secretary of Education and Executive Secretary for the State Board of Education


    Kathleen Smith

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    Executive Director


Last Modified on December 20, 2022