Mike Ceballos for Superintendent of Public Instruction

The best way to begin again is to read the results from Tuesday, and accept them. I would have loved the prospects winning this election would have offered us. Wednesday, I rested a bit and then began the return to what I was working on before the campaign began in February.

Thanks, to all of you, for everything. Our family has been humbled by your kindness, enthusiasm, confidence and generosity. I am grateful for so many things. Friendships – renewed and new - a priceless benefit of this campaign which will serve as a continual blessing. The opportunity to listen and learn from so many about our State and the topics we discussed went well beyond student education. We discussed problems and concerns and an equal measure of opportunities and aspirations for our families, communities, and state. It has truly been inspirational and renewed my passion for how we can make a real difference when we get involved. Finally, campaigning encompasses the entire household. Our family came together in a way that reminded me of when our kids were young. With both Samantha and Kelly moving into their adult lives, we recreated that feeling of packing the kids in car and heading off to a new adventure. Experiencing our children, as fully competent and successful adults, made us both proud and extremely happy. Addie and I also found we had some of the same love, beliefs, and differences that brought us together 35 years ago. Now however, I am going to be forced to clean out the garage and begin work on our new kitchen.

So I am back to finishing my doctorate, and will hopefully have my topic, “What is the role of the public in public education” approved. As to the boards, which have been letting me coast, I will return full force. To all my many friends and supporters, I appreciate the handshakes, hugs and expressions of disappointment. Please know that I am a better person because of this experience. Thanks to all of those who have donated time, talent, and money and simply know that we can’t find words to adequately express our appreciation. Feel free to call, email, or drop by. I can’t wait. I am certain there will be new opportunities resulting from the great campaign we ran.

Please join me in congratulating our next Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow. Her success means success for our students and a stronger education system in Wyoming, and I wish her nothing but the best.


About Mike

Mike Ceballos is running for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction because he cares about Wyoming education and wants to bring respect and stability back to the Department of Education. As former president of Qwest Wyoming and a doctoral student at the University of Wyoming, Mike is a leader and a learner with a focused vision for Wyoming’s schools.

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Mike’s Priorities

Cooperation and Collaboration between parents, teachers, businesses, community organizations, the legislature and state officials.

No matter the industry, employers in today’s job market are looking for employees with solid educational foundations. But many of our students fail to see how what they are learning in school connects to real life careers and opportunities.

For the link between the classroom and students’ futures to be clear, we need to foster collaboration between parents, teachers, businesses, and community organizations. Learn more >

A Common Understanding of the knowledge and skills students must possess for tomorrow’s jobs.

Respecting the Teaching Profession by allowing teachers and schools to do what they do best.



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Why should you vote for Mike?

  • He offers proven, stable leadership in a time of state and educational change.
  • He brings decades of business expertise alongside his extensive knowledge in educational leadership.
  • He believes in people and is eager to listen to students, teachers, parents, and communities.
  • He can handle disagreement without being disagreeable.
  • He is committed to preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow.

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Superintendent of Public Instruction

Wyoming’s superintendent of public instruction partners with the governor and the legislature to improve educational structures and standards for greater student success.

Educational Leadership

Educational leadership is the ability to implement educational structures and standards in schools and across districts that lead to student, teacher, and community flourishing. This type of leadership is at the heart of the superintendent of public instruction’s role.

Student Success

Student success looks beyond test grades and GPAs to measure how many students reach desired outcomes after high school. For some, this means college; for others, it means a career that their public education has prepared them for.

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What Mike Stands For

Mike believes the best way to achieve greater student success is by focusing on three priorities: cooperation and collaboration between the relevant stakeholders, a common understanding of the knowledge and skills students must possess, and respecting the teaching profession.