ECCS Announces Two Key Leadership Hires

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Eastern Carver County School District is excited to name Karen DeVet as the next Director of Finance and Operations and Khrisslyn Goodman as the Director of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (REA). The Finance and Operations Director is responsible for the most efficient use of funds and resources from federal, state, and local levels in support of the education of students, and supervises the Finance, Buildings and Grounds, School Nutrition, and Transportation departments. The REA director oversees district accountability and works to maintain integrity in our data and our decisions to promote data-informed and results-driven practices, striving toward maximum achievement for all students. Both DeVet and Goodman will start their positions on July 1. 

DeVet has over two decades of experience in operations and finance management, serving most recently as the Chief Operating Officer for Minneapolis Public Schools. Prior to that, she worked in operations for Aramark Higher Education. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University and Master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University. Her wealth of experience in all aspects of operations, client relations, finance, and organizational development make her an excellent addition to the district leadership team.

Goodman has over 20 years of experience in education, serving most recently as Director of Assessment, Evaluation, and District Improvement for Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools. Prior to that, she worked for North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Twin Cities German Immersion School, and has taught internationally. She is also an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas’s School of Education. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Trinity University, and Master’s in Education from the University of Minnesota, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education from Hamline University. Her wealth of experience in education, analysis, and assessment will support the district’s work to follow data-informed and results-driven practices striving toward maximum achievement for all students make her an excellent fit for Eastern Carver County Schools.

DeVet and Goodman earned their positions following a rigorous and thorough interview process that included multiple rounds of interviews with various stakeholders. We are proud to welcome Karen and Khrisslyn to our community of learners, teachers, and all who work to benefit young people.