Frank Edelblut was sworn in as Commissioner on February 16, 2017. The commissioner is responsible for the organizational goals of the department and represents the public interest in the administration of the functions of the department of education. The commissioner is responsible to the governor, the general court, and the public for such administration.
Frank Edelblut is an American businessman who formerly served as a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. During his term in the House, he served on the Finance Committee, Special Committee on Pensions and the Child and Family Law Committee.
Edelblut started as a Certified Public Accountant with a large international accounting firm many years ago and briefly worked as a Chief Financial Officer for a public company. In 1990 he started his own company that was sold to a French firm in 2009. Since then he has been creating jobs as an active investor in early stage companies across a range of industries including technology, med-tech, and even a wine company
Edelblut attended the University of Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Accounting in 1983. He also holds a Masters of Theological Studies from the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, 2015.
Frank has been married for 30 years and has seven children. Three are college graduates, two are currently in college, and two are still at home. He also has two grandchildren.
The Office of the Commissioner shall establish procedures to provide school administrative units with professional staff services, including direct services to school administrative units for promoting excellence in education and the provision of resources through state and federal programs for all students.
The Office of the Commissioner shall plan and apply for federal and other grants on a department-wide basis, promote the application of educational research, and oversee audit and financial monitoring functions. The commissioner represents the department on boards, commissions, committees, and professional associations, or shall designate a designee.