Commissioner of Education

David Couch

Published: 1/24/2024 3:59 PM

David Couch is the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) chief information officer and associate commissioner for the Office of Education Technology (OET). He also is the EdTech Leader for Kentucky’s K-12 schools. He joined KDE in April 1992.

Couch is a native of Johnson County, and a graduate of Kentucky’s public school system and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served 12 years in the U.S. Army and nearly 30 years serving K-12 students, providing them skills, knowledge, hope and opportunity for the future.

Couch has received several awards for his work in education technology, including the 2011 KySTE’s “Making IT Happen” award for extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for Kentucky students.

Couch has been a volunteer youth coach of five different sports over the past 20 years. He has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

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​David Couch

Associate Commissioner

Office of Education Technology (OET)

Stacy Ball
Executive Secretary/Scheduler
Office of the Commissioner of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 892-6154 Ext. 4801
Fax (502) 564-3049


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