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Carmen Coleman is the chief academic information officer for Jefferson County Public Schools, since 2017. Prior to this, she was an associate professor in University of Kentucky’s Department of Educational Leadership Studies, where she directed the Next Generation Leadership Academy and the principal preparation program. Coleman previously served as a superintendent, director of elementary schools, principal, and teacher. Her work has focused on transforming the school experience from one developed to meet the needs of the Industrial Age to a system that equips learners for success in the world today. As superintendent, her work has been featured by the Harvard Education Letter, “PBS NewsHour,” learning design fi rm Getting Smart, and District Administration. She has worked with leaders across Kentucky to inspire a different way of thinking about the learner experience and is now working to scale the benefits of deeper learning in a district of 100,000 students.