Dennis D. Covington Named as the Chief Financial Officer for KCKPS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 21, 2018

denniscovingtonKansas City, Kansas Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis D. Covington as the district’s new chief financial officer. Covington had been the chief financial officer of Union County Public Schools in Monroe, North Carolina, where he was responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating the organization’s fiscal function and performance.

“I have been in education for more than 21 years, and as a finance officer I see my role as ensuring that the proper financial resources are in place so that students are ready for colleges and careers. I look forward to coming to Kansas City, Kansas Public School to continue this work and to help make Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust’s vision for the school district become a reality,” said Covington.

Prior to his role at Union County Public Schools, Covington worked for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools from August 1997 to May 2017, where he worked his way up the ranks of the public-school system located in Charlotte, North Carolina. His last position at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was executive director of budget and evaluation, but he has also served as assistant budget director, budget specialist, and budget analyst for the school system. 

He has a wealth of financial management knowledge and expertise. This includes 35 years of experience managing financial operations of multi-million to billion-dollar budgets; directing and planning financial operations; and managing automated financial systems.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from East Carolina University. Through the United States Air Force, he attended Budget Officers School, Staff Officers School, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Finance Officers Training.

He is a member Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Association of School Business Officials.

Covington will begin his new role at Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools on January 14, 2019.

Please join the district in welcoming Dennis Covington to his new role with the school district.