KDE Data Governance

Published: 2/5/2024 3:16 PM

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has a cross-agency coordinated data governance structure to promote data quality, appropriate data use and data security. KDE publishes aggregated data to give stakeholders information on performance of public schools and a variety of education characteristics in Kentucky. The primary sites to view and access Kentucky's education data are Kentucky School Report Card and Open House.  

​KDE Data Governance Team

KDE's data governance team is led by DeDe Conner, chief data officer.​​​ The team is responsible for approval of new data collections,​​ changes to existing data collections, and training and direction to data stewards. Each KDE office is represented on the team.

Office of Assessment and Accountability
  • Michael Prater
  • Kevin Hill​
Office of Career & Technical Education 
  • Holly Tracy
  • Claude Christian​
Office of the Commissioner
  • ​​Shravanthi Raghavapuram
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
  • Windy Spalding
  • Margalee Conlee
Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
  • Tessa Harris​​
Office of Education Technology
  • Dede Conner, Chief Data Officer
  • Robert Hackworth, Chief Security Officer
  • Linda Burton
Office of Finance and Operations
  • Jessica Carlton
  • Josh Whitlow
Office of Legal Services
  • Lindsey Swartz​
  • Todd Allen
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
  • Amy Patterson
  • Matt Coffey​​
  • ​Andrea Bartholomew (Preschool)
Office of Teaching and Learning
  • Caryn Davidson
  • Thomas Clouse

KDE Data Services 
Office of Education Technology
Division of School Data Services
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2020 
Fax (502) 564-1519

KDE Data Services​​

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