Commissioner of Education

Karen Dodd

Published: 1/26/2024 10:07 AM

Karen Dodd has been the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) chief performance officer since 2011. She first joined KDE as a contractor in the Office of Education Technology (OET).

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dodd received a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Cincinnati. She also became a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2004 through the Project Management Institute.

Dodd enjoys participating in volunteer work in her free time. She is the president of the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence and has been on the board since 2012. She has also been the chair of the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church Council since 2019. She loves soccer and has been involved in the sport as a player, coach and referee since she was in grade school.

Dodd is the proud mom of her son, Riley (19), daughter, Lexie (17), and three rescue cats.

​Karen Dodd

Office of the Commissioner

Chief Performance Officer

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


  • Normal Font Size