Luke Rhine

Luke Rhine serves as the Associate Secretary of Workforce Support for the Delaware Department of Education. Luke creates systems that focus on the intersection of people, careers, and communities. His work supports the K-12, higher education, and the workforce systems to establish policy, scale effective practices, and develop solutions that connect youth and adults with good jobs that provide a living wage. Luke is committed to creating a culture of equity and inclusivity, and supports the Department’s vision of every learner ready for success, in college, career, and life through leadership of the following work groups:

  • Career & Technical Education/STEM
  • Higher Education
  • Educator Effectiveness
  • Licensure & Certification
  • Investigations

Luke joined the Department in 2014 and served as the Director of Career & Technical Education (CTE) & STEM. Prior to this role, Luke was a Program Specialist in CTE and STEM with the Maryland State Department of Education. He has also worked as a high school CTE teacher and middle school teacher.

Luke’s work has been featured in the following books: Learning for Careers and Career Pathways in Action – both published by the Harvard Education Press – and in the following case studies by Jobs for the Future and the R Street Group. Luke has received several state and national awards for educational leadership, was a Fulbright scholar, and has served as an advisor to President Biden’s education transition team and as a contributor to New York City Mayor Eric Adams’s education transition team.

Luke earned his Bachelor’s Degree from California University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Science Degree in Education from Stockton University.


Phone: 1-302-735-4015

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