Joy Hofmeister was elected on Nov. 4, 2014, to be Oklahoma's 14th Superintendent of Public Instruction.
A former public school teacher and small business owner, Superintendent Hofmeister has devoted her life to teaching students and promoting higher student achievement. Prior to her successful campaign for state office, Hofmeister served on the Oklahoma State Board of Education from January 2012 through April 2013 as an appointee of Gov. Mary Fallin.
In the private sector, she has spent 15 years operating Kumon Math & Reading Centers of South Tulsa, which works through parent partnerships to ensure higher academic achievement for children. During that time she has personally worked with more than 4,000 students to improve their educational outcomes.
Hofmeister graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas Christian University, and holds teaching certificates in English and Elementary Education. She is earning her master’s degree in Education Administration with a specialty in Education Policy and Law from the University of Oklahoma.
As the mother of four graduates of Oklahoma’s public school system, Hofmeister served as an officer for the Jenks Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors, the Select Committee for the Study of School Finance and other committees within the Jenks Public School District.
She and her husband, Gerald Hofmeister, reside in Tulsa.