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Kentucky Department of Education earns national honor

David Couch
David Couch

Employee recognized by Government Technology magazine

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 4, 2016) — David Couch, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) associate commissioner for the Office of Knowledge, Information and Data Services (KIDS), has been selected as one of Government Technology magazine’s 2016 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. Winners are showcased in the April/May issue of the magazine.

“This year’s Top 25 have a record of using technology to solve problems, improve citizen services and transform internal operations,” said Noelle Knell, editor, Government Technology magazine. “These are the people that have found ways to cut through the public sector’s barriers to innovation—tight budgets, organizational inertia, politics as usual—to reshape government operations for the better.”

Couch said the award is a team effort among the KDE education technology team.

“You don’t get these types of things if your team is 1 win and 34 losses,” he said. “You get them for a consecutive string of 34 and 1 seasons. I’m going to use this award to highlight all the cool things our education technology team has done for a long time for Kentucky K-12 schools.”