In March 2014, the Board of Education of Evanston/Skokie District 65 appointed longtime Evanston resident and veteran educator Paul Goren as Superintendent of Evanston/Skokie School District 65. Prior to joining District 65, Goren served as the Senior Vice President for Program at The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) in Chicago. Previously, he served as the Interim Chief for Strategy & Accountability for Chicago Public Schools while working as Executive Director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research. A former middle school social studies and math teacher and basketball coach, Goren worked on the senior administrative teams of the Minneapolis Public Schools and the San Diego Unified School District. He served for over a decade as Senior Vice President of the Spencer Foundation and as a Program Director for Child and Youth Development at the MacArthur Foundation. He also worked in the education policy studies group at the National Governors’ Association as senior policy analyst, as deputy director, and then as director. Goren graduated with a BA from Williams College, a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas-Austin, and a PhD from Stanford University.
Council of Distinguished Educators, National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development