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state commissioner of education

Stephen Solomon Kaagan, American state commissioner of education. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1961-1967; Member Phi Beta Kappa Clubs: New England Rugby Football Referees (Boston).


Kaagan, Stephen Solomon was born on June 17, 1943 in New York City. Son of Julius Grigor and Molly Dorothy (Mayerson) Kaagan.


Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1965. Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), Williams College, 1984. Master of Arts in Teaching., Harvard University, 1967.

Doctor of Education, Harvard University, 1973. Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), Green Mountain College, 1984.


Teacher English Arlington High School, Massachusetts, 1966-1967. Assistant to dean Harvard Graduate School Education, 1967-1969, director admissions and finance aid. Cambridge, 1969-1970.

Staff assistant Institute for Learning and Teaching, Ford Foundation Study University Massachusetts, Boston, 1970-1971, director planning and assessment Institute for Learning and Teaching, 1971-1972. Special assistant to deputy commissioner for development United States Office of Education, Washington, 1972-1973. Deputy commissioner Department Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, 1975-1977.

Provost, chief academy officer Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1977-1982. Commissioner of education State of Vermont, Montpelier, since 1982. Teacher English, Canberra Grammar School, Australia, 1968.

Consultant Massachusetts Council on Arts and Humanities, since 1978. Consultant governmental and state agys. Founder Pratt Middle East/Mediterranean Center, Pratt Institute.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to American Personnel Journal, Educational Planning, other professional publications. Author reports in field.


Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1961-1967. Member Phi Beta Kappa Clubs: New England Rugby Football Referees (Boston).


Married Joanne Leslie Feeney, January 3, 1981.

Julius Grigor Kaagan

Molly Dorothy (Mayerson) Kaagan

Joanne Leslie Feeney