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PRESS RELEASE

August 29, 2003

Frances Marine
(850) 245-0413

Education Commissioner Jim Horne Announces Staff Changes in the Florida Department of Education

TALLAHASSEE — Education Commissioner Jim Horne today announced new staff changes in the Florida Department of Education with several members of his staff assuming new roles in the department.

"Our K-20 system of education leads the nation in improvement," said Horne. "We now have our Chancellors in place and these staff changes will further strengthen the Department's ability to serve the people of Florida."

Dr. Kim McDougal has been promoted to Deputy K-12 Chancellor for Policy Development and Special Projects. McDougal has served as Director of Governmental Relations at the Department of Education since November 2002. Prior to joining the Department, she served as Governor Bush's Education Policy Coordinator. McDougal began her legislative career as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Florida Legislature, concentrating on K-12 education issues. She received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and her master's degree and Ph.D. in Education from Florida State University.

Shan Goff has been promoted to Deputy K-12 Chancellor for Student Achievement. Goff has worked in the Florida Department of Education for the past eighteen years, where she has served as Chief of the Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services since April 1996. A native Floridian, who was born and raised in Miami, Florida, Goff received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Florida and has teaching experience in both the general and exceptional student education setting.

David Keith Foy has been promoted to Director of Governmental Relations. Foy has served as Senior Governmental Relations Liaison at the Department of Education since November 2002. Prior to joining the Department, Foy was the Executive Director of the Florida Student Association. He served on the Secretary of Education's School Code Revision Workgroup and co-chaired the State University System Retention Task Force. Foy has worked in the public sector for more than a decade, holding positions at the Florida Parole Commission, the Department of Insurance, as well as the Board of Regents. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a master's degree in Public Administration from Florida State University.

Frances Marine has been promoted to Director of Communications. A native of Miami, Marine joined the Department of Education as Press Secretary in April 2003. A former spokesperson for the Florida Department of Corrections, she later served as press secretary to U. S. Representative Kay Granger, R-Texas. Marine received an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from Florida State University and a law degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Fred Mattingly, current Deputy Commissioner for Communications, will focus his efforts on long-term planning as Deputy Commissioner for Outreach and Planning.