Montana State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Welcome to the
Office of Public Instruction

The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is charged with the responsibility of providing technical assistance in:

teacher preparation
teacher certification
school accreditation
academic standards
curriculum
school finance 
school law

The OPI staff administer a number of federally funded programs and provide a variety of information services, including the information systems necessary to assess student achievement and the quality of Montana’s elementary and secondary school systems.

Superintendent Elsie Arnzen is proud to serve our Montana families, students, and teachers. Families are the foundation of learning as our parents are our first teachers. Our students are our most precious resource and the future of this great state. As a teacher of 23 years, the Superintendent knows the importance of quality educators in the classroom and is working to ensure Montana teachers have the flexibility needed to put our Montana students first.

 


Hope Initiative: Whole Child Approach

Teach Initiative: Teacher & Educational Leaders

Learn Initiative: Academic Achievement

Ready Initiative: Community, College & Career


 

From the Desk of the Superintendent



 


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Virtual Job Fair

Job Fair 2022 Flier

 
 

Discover OPI's Montana Leadership Academy

ExLA Cohort 2 Flyer

 
 

OPI's Education Navigator

A support document for our Montana policymakers and leaders