District Leaders


Dr. Rebecca Coffman's journey in education is a testament to her unwavering commitment to Zionsville Community Schools (ZCS). With more than two decades of dedicated service in the district, she has a passion for fostering excellence in education.
Starting her career as a middle school science teacher and coach in 2001, Coffman's deep-rooted connection to ZCS has grown through the years. From serving as assistant principal of Zionsville Middle School to becoming principal of Union Elementary School, her leadership journey within school buildings spanned 14 years, impacting countless students and educators.
Coffman transitioned into district leadership as Chief Operating Officer in 2015. Her responsibilities included guiding Student Services and Family Partnerships to leading Campus Master Planning and Construction. She focused on the key areas of strategic importance, such as Referendum Strategy, Bond Sales, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Enrollment Projections, Community Partnerships and Building Capacity.  Coffman has served ZCS in the areas of School Safety as well as State Reporting and Accountability Structures.
Coffman holds a Doctor of Education degree from Vanderbilt University. She earned a BS in Biology with a Secondary Education Certification and a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Butler University. Coffman is a two-time recipient of the Butler University Top 100 Students award and a graduate of the Platoon Leaders Class of the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Headquarters, USMC.
As an active industry leader, Coffman is a professional member and presenter for educational leadership organizations including the Indiana Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS), the Indiana Aspiring Superintendent’s Academy and the Indiana School Safety Academy.
Coffman's personal life reflects her commitment to the community she serves. Residing in Zionsville with her husband and three boys who attend Zionsville Community Schools, she is deeply invested in the growth and well-being of the district on both a professional and personal level.
In a district that values a quality education and where student growth is at the heart of every decision, Coffman is honored to lead the district into the future while building on its tradition of excellence. 
“We have exceptional capacity and talent in this community, and those traits are mirrored in each of our schools. Our community continues to grow in large part due to the quality of our schools and the experiences we have built for our children,” said Coffman.
“After more than two decades in education and serving in many district roles including teacher, principal, central office administrator and now superintendent, I can say with a grateful heart that I love this community and am proud to lead Zionsville Community Schools into the future.”



Kris Devereaux joined the Zionsville Community Schools as an administrator in 2007 after serving 12 years as an English teacher and gifted/talented instructor in MSD Pike Township and Westfield Washington Schools.  In addition to these educational roles, she also served as an associate professor for the College of Education at Butler University and Director of Education at Clowes Hall.  She has also served as a peer coach to struggling schools through Indiana University’s Effective Leaders Academy.  Ms. Devereaux graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in secondary education and from Ball State University with a Master’s degree in K-12 curriculum.  She has presented/consulted with groups of educators statewide on a variety of topics in curriculum and instruction.  She and her husband Andy, an educator at Fishers High School, have two children.  Her unwavering belief that children are incredibly capable and that teachers play an important role in stretching children to the best version of themselves is what drives her daily practice and interactions.


Dan Layton joined the Zionsville Community Schools as a science teacher in 2005 and taught Biology, Genetics/Biotechnology, and Advanced Placement Biology.   He also coached the Boys' Tennis team to state finals appearances in 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2008 he developed the school’s first hybrid online class which led to him winning the IPL Golden Apple Award in 2010 for innovation in the classroom.  He left the classroom in 2012 to become assistant principal at Pleasant View Elementary in Zionsville.  In addition to these educational roles, he has also taught graduate level courses at the University of Indianapolis and has presented at numerous conferences on the purposeful integration of technology into the school system.   Mr. Layton graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in secondary education (major in Biology) and a Master’s degree in educational administration from Ball State University.   He and his wife Jenna, a nurse at OrthoIndy, have three children that keep them entertained at all times. Mr. Layton firmly believes in the massive potential of our youth to not only be prepared for the “real world” but to be prepared to make the “real world” a better place through their ability to generate ideas, see those ideas to fruition and to defend the worth of those ideas. 



Casey Allen joined the Zionsville Community Schools in the Fall of 2017.  She has spent her career in special education as a teacher and administrator.  Mrs. Allen was a special education teacher in the Indianapolis Public Schools for 7 years at the middle school and high school level.  She then served as a special education teacher and the department chair for special education at Fishers High School.  In 2007, Mrs. Allen began her 8 year role as the Assistant Director of Special Education for Hamilton Southeastern Schools.  Mrs. Allen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mild Interventions, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, and the Director of Exceptional Needs licensure.  She and her husband Eric reside in Whitestown with their four children.  Zionsville Community Schools is her family’s home school community.  Mrs. Allen’s true passion lies in serving alongside teachers and administrators to help every student achieve their greatest potential.