KDE Data Governance

Published: 9/7/2018 3:52 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. The data governance team is led by DeDe Conner, chief data officer and Linda Burton, data governance committee vice-chair.​​​


​KDE Data Governance Team

The data governance team has responsibility for approving new data collections,​​ changes to existing data collections, and provides training and direction to data stewards. Team members include:

Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA)
  • Michael Prater
  • Kevin Hill
Office of Finance and Operations (OFO)
  • Jessica Carlton
  • Mark Darbyshire
Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE)
  • Kiley Whitaker
  • Claude Christian​
Office of Legal, Legislative and communication services (OLLCS)
  • Jennifer Ginn
Office of Education Technology (OET)
  • Dede Conner, Chief Data Officer
  • Linda Burton
  • Robert Hackworth, Chief Security Officer
Office of Teaching and learning (OTL)
  • Anthony Pinson
  • Amy Patterson 
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support (OCIS)
  • Windy Newton 
  • ​Cathy Lazarin
Office of the Commissioner
  • Aaron Butler
  • Hannah Poquette

Linda Burton
Office of Education Technology
Division of School Data Services
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY  40601
(502) 564-2020 ext. 2461
Fax (502) 564-1519



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