Kim Nesmith

Data Governance & Privacy Director
Louisiana Department of Education

Kim is the Data Governance and Privacy Director at the Louisiana Department of Education. She works cross-functionally throughout the Department to implement long-term strategies focused on coordinating and aligning data collection, storage, and use as well as ensuring privacy of student and teacher data. While serving as Data Governance and Privacy Director she has established a data governance system for the department that includes data access and management policies, privacy trainings, and data release processes for the department. She also oversees all data sharing agreements, monitors all releases of data, and manages the state’s work with the Louisiana Secure ID vendor.

With a past service at the local school level, Kim brings eleven years of experience as a classroom teacher to her role in the Louisiana Department of Education. She taught technology courses such as multimedia, web mastering, and computer programming in a project-based learning environment, infusing the courses with as much core content as possible.

Kim holds bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas where she graduated magna cum laude. She also holds a master’s degree in educational technology from Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

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