KDE Data Governance

Published: 3/19/2019 9:32 AM

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.​​​ 

​KDE Data Governance Team

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

Office of Career & Technical Education and Student Transition 
  • Scott U'Sellis
  • Claude Christian​
Office of the Commissioner
  • Aaron Butler
  • Hannah Poquette
  • Shravanthi Raghavapuram
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
  • Windy Newton 
Office of Education Technology
  • Dede Conner, Chief Data Officer
  • Linda Burton
  • Robert Hackworth, Chief Security Officer
Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
  • Anthony Pinson
Office of Finance and Operations
  • Jessica Carlton
  • Mark Darbyshire
Office of Legal Services
  • Todd Allen
  • Lindsey Swartz
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
  • Amy Patterson
  • Andrea Bartholomew
  • Joe McCowan
Office of Standards, Assessment and Accountability
  • Michael Prater
  • Kevin Hill


​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



Guidance and Resources
Kentucky Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education

National Forum on Education Statistics

Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Data Quality Campaign




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