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Background of Robert Sommers, Oklahoma's CareerTech director

Sommers served in a variety of educational roles in Ohio before taking the Oklahoma job last year.
Oklahoman Modified: January 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm •  Published: January 6, 2014

He served as Ohio Gov. John Kasich's education policy adviser, covering elementary through university education policy. During his tenure, Ohio implemented reforms for increased school performance transparency, teacher evaluation, school choice, digital education options and failing school transformation.

Sommers earned a doctorate in educational administration and leadership from Ohio State University, Columbus, where he also completed his master's degree in agricultural education. He earned a bachelor's degree in education at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He has served in numerous leadership positions, including chairman of the Performance Taskforce for the National Association of Career and Technical Education.

K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer