Leader in Educational Practice, Policy, and Research
Paul Goren served as superintendent in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 from 2014-2019. Located just north of Chicago, the district serves nearly 8,000 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
A champion for social and emotional learning, Paul held the position of Senior Vice President for Program at CASEL prior to his superintendent appointment. He has held several senior advisory roles focused on educational practice, policy, and research with large public school systems, including Minneapolis Public Schools, San Diego City Schools, and Chicago Public Schools. Paul also directed the education policy studies division of the National Governors’ Association (NGA) in Washington, DC and served as the Director of Child and Youth Development for the MacArthur Foundation and as the Senior Vice President at The Spencer Foundation.
Paul received a BA from Williams College, a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas, and a PhD from Stanford University.