(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis appointed David Horseman as associate commissioner in the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) at the Kentucky Department of Education. He replaces Laura Arnold, who is resigning July 31 to be the new director of workforce development for Nelson County Public Schools.
“David comes to leadership of the office at an exciting time for KDE and Kentucky, as the department is renewing its focus on improving Career and Technical Education throughout the Commonwealth.” Lewis said. “I am confident in his ability to lead the work of preparing more of Kentucky’s young people for a successful transition into postsecondary education and the workforce.”
Horseman’s resume includes private sector experience as an engineer and a small business owner, and more than 20 years of experience in education as an electrical technology teacher, an Area Technical Center principal, and a regional supervisor. He has served as the office’s director of technical schools and federal programs since 2015 and will assume his new role on Aug. 1.
Horseman holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in industrial education from Eastern Kentucky University.