Matt Cartier, KOSON Chief Innovation Officer, Officially Part of STEM Community

Matt Cartier - KOSON CIO

With one month almost complete, KOSON Schools Chief Innovation Officer Matt Cartier is quickly getting up to speed with the ins and outs of all things STEM. It’s been a whirlwind, but Cartier has already begun taking over more and more from outgoing Interim CEO Dr. Karen Johnson. After joining as the KOSON Schools Shared Services Team leader, Cartier has spent the last month learning from Dr. Johnson about STEM’s financials, operations, Strategic Plan, replication efforts, human resources, and so much more.

Cartier was chosen by the KOSON/STEM Board of Directors to serve as the first-ever Chief Innovation Officer of KOSON Schools with the objective of developing and implementing the Strategic Plan, which includes replicating the flagship campus of STEM School Highlands Ranch into future campuses. In addition to this, Cartier is also responsible for leading and organizing the KOSON Shared Services Team, which provides direct support to STEM’s Executive Director Ms. LynAnn Kovalesky.

“In just the short time that I’ve been in this role, I’ve seen just how strong and experienced STEM’s Administration Team truly is,” Cartier said. “This community is so lucky to have this dedicated team of leaders who are making decisions that will serve all of our students so that they will thrive, lead and succeed in whatever the future holds. Part of my role is to ensure that Ms. Kovalesky has all of the resources necessary to continue to maintain one of the best charter schools in Douglas County so that we can model that for future campuses.”

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While Dr. Johnson said farewell to our community in May, she graciously stayed onboard over the summer and through Cartier’s onboarding to ensure that there was a smooth transition. Dr. Johnson will finish her eight-year career at STEM at the end of August and we are so grateful for her commitment to our students, families and staff. Hear from Dr. Johnson below and what she’s looking forward to in retirement, some of her best moments at STEM and why she got into teaching in the first place.

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