Jacob Oliva currently serves as senior chancellor at the Florida Department of Education, overseeing the Division of Public Schools. Chancellor Olivia began his career as a special education teacher and, over the last 20 years, has served in a variety of positions, including principal and superintendent.
Currently, as the Division of Public Schools Senior Chancellor, he supports the teaching and learning of Florida’s over 2.9 million students in approximately 3,600 public schools, promoting student achievement and closing achievement gaps. Additionally, Chancellor Oliva provides statewide leadership and communication between the Florida Department of Education and Florida’s school districts.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Flagler College and his master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. He lives in Tallahassee.