Paul Goren served the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 as superintendent from 2014-2019.
Prior to joining District 65, Dr. 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 also 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.
In close to 35 years in education his focus both locally and nationally has been on addressing the achievement gap, promoting healthy child development, helping make data more usable, and improving teaching and learning.
Dr. Goren has lived in Evanston for the past 20 years with his wife, Gwen Macsai, and their three children. 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, and a PhD from Stanford University.