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Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) Timeline

  • 2010~Now
  • 2000~2009
  • 1990~1999
  • 1950~1989
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Jan. 1. 2018 Organizational Restructuring (1 Office, 3 Bureaus, 21 Divisions)
  • Temporary Division Established (1 Office, 3 Bureaus, 21 Divisions, 1 Planning Division)
    - Education Space Planning Division, within the Education Administration Bureau
Jul. 1. 2017 Organizational Restructuring (1 Office, 3 Bureaus, 21 Divisions)
  • Office of Planning & Coordination
    - Newly Established: Labor-Management Cooperation Division
    - Dissolved: Information Division
  • Education Administration Bureau
    - Newly Established: Education Information Division
Feb. 1. 2017 Name Change of Subsidiary Organizations (only in Korean)
Aug. 2. 2016 Name Change of District Office of Education
  • Seoul Gangnam District Office of Education
    - Name Change : Seoul Gangnam Seocho District Office of Education
  • Seoul Gangseo District Office of Education
    - Name Change : Seoul Gangseo Yangcheon District Office of Education
  • Seoul Seongbuk District Office of Education
    - Name Change : Seoul Seongbuk Gangbuk District Office of Education
Jan. 1. 2015 Organizational Restructuring & Name Change (1 Office, 3 Bureaus, 7 Divisions, 13 Divisions)
  • Public Information Division
    - Name Change : Public Information Division ⇒ Spokesperson
  • Office of Planning & Coordination
    - Newly Established : Cooperation & Engagement Division
    - Dissolved : Education Welfare Division
    - Name Change : Policy Planning Division ⇒ Policy & Safety Planning Division
  • Education Policy Bureau
    - Newly Established : Educational Innovation Division, Democratic Citizenship Education Division
    - Dissolved : Curriculum Policy Division, Teacher Policy Division
  • Lifelong & Vocational Education Bureau
    - Name Change : School Life Education Division ⇒ Student Life Education Division
    - Name Change : Physical Education, Health & Youth Division ⇒ Physical Education & Health Division
  • Education Administration Bureau
    - Name Change : Education Facilities Division ⇒ Facility Safety Division
  • Education Research & Information Institute
    - Newly Established : Institute for Education Policy Research
    - Dissolved : Education Research Planning Department
    - Name Change : Curriculum Operation Department ⇒ Planning & Evaluation Department
    - Name Change : Character & Career Research Department ⇒ Curriculum & Post-secondary Curriculum Department
  • Municipal Library
    - Newly Established : Reading Culture Promotion Division (Gangseo, Dongdaemun, Seodaemun, Yongsan Libraries)
    - Dissolved : School Library Support Division (Gangseo, Namsan, Yangcheon, Dongdaemun, Jungdok Libraries)
    - Name Change : Culture Activity Support Division ⇒ Reading Culture Promotion Division
  • District Office of Education (2 Bureaus, 7 Divisions)
    - Newly Established : Education Cooperation & Welfare Division
Jul. 1. 2014 Mr. Cho Heeyeon takes office as the 20th Superintendent
Dec. 20. 2012 Mr. Moon Yonglin takes office as the 19th Superintendent
Sep. 27. 2012 Vice Superintendent Mr. Lee Daeyeong took office as the Acting Superintendent
Jan. 19. 2012 Superintendent Mr. Kwak Nohyun Return to Position
Oct. 28. 2011 Vice Superintendent Mr. Lee Daeyeong took office as the Acting Superintendent
Sep. 21. 2011 Vice Superintendent Mr. Lim Seungbin took office as the Acting Superintendent
Feb. 1. 2011 Organizational restructuring
  • Teacher Policy Division abolished
  • Office of Budget Planning created
  • Office of Information Technology created
  • School Policy Division created
  • Private School & Foundation Support Division created
Organizational restructuring (1 Office (“Sil”), 3 Bureaus, 6 Offices, 12 Divisions)
  • Office of Planning & Administration: Office of Policy Planning merged with Office of Budget & Legal Affairs and renamed to Office of Budget Planning, Office of Information Technology established.
  • Education Policy Bureau: Teacher Policy Division abolished, School Policy Division established.
  • Education Support Bureau: School Management Support Division renamed to School Support Division, Financial Affairs Division abolished, Private School & Foundation Support Division established.
Jul. 1. 2010 Mr. Kwak Nohyun takes office as the 18th Superintendent by the first direct elections.
Mar. 8. 2010 Vice Superintendent Mr. Lee Sunghee took office as the Acting Superintendent