Richard A. Ross

Dr. Richard Ross of Columbus has been involved in public schools for more than 40 years and most recently served as the superintendent of Ohio's Department of Education. Before becoming state superintendent, he was the superintendent of several public school districts and worked closely with Governor John Kasich on an overhaul of Cleveland City Schools in 2012. Ross is credited with school reforms in Cleveland and Youngstown and the implementation of an adult high school diploma program and improving literacy in the state through the third grade reading guarantee. He earned a doctorate in education administration from BGSU in 1981.