Board of Directors

Bill Bass

Bill Bass

President
Innovation Coordinator
Parkway School District

Mila Thomas Fuller, Ed.D.

Mila Thomas Fuller, Ed.D.

Past President
Interim Director of Online Learning
University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign

Michael McVey, Ed.D.

Michael McVey, Ed.D.

Secretary
Professor
Eastern Michigan University

Randy Hansen, Ed.D.

Randy Hansen, Ed.D.

Treasurer
Acting Vice Dean
University of Maryland University College

Richard Culatta

Richard Culatta


Chief Executive Officer
ISTE

Nikole Blanchard

Nikole Blanchard

Member-at-Large
ISTE Board Member
The Dunham School

Gary Brantley

Gary Brantley

Member-at-Large
Chief Information Officer
City of Atlanta

Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Member-at-Large
Senior Director, Global Learning Initiatives
Discovery Education

Ruth Okoye, Ed.D.

Ruth Okoye, Ed.D.

Member-at-Large
Director of K12 Initiatives
The Source for Learning

Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala

Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala

Member-at-Large
Senior Policy Advisor for Social Programs and Innovation
Ministry of Finance - Paraguay

Julianne Ross-Kleinmann

Julianne Ross-Kleinmann

Member-at-Large
Technology Integration Specialist
Dutchess BOCES

Ed Snow

Ed Snow

Member-at-Large
Educational Consultant

Mary Wegner, Ed.D.

Mary Wegner, Ed.D.

Member-at-Large
Superintendent
Sitka School District

Jan Zanetis

Jan Zanetis

Member-at-Large
Managing Director
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

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Schedule

2019
Feb 9-10: Arlington, VA
June 20-21: Philadelphia, PA
Sept 13-14: Portland, OR
Dec 6-7: Arlington, VA


2020
Feb 28-29: Arlington, VA
June 25-26: Anaheim, CA
Sept 11-12: Portland, OR
Dec 4-5: Arlington, VA


2021
Feb 26-27: Arlington, VA
June 24-25: San Antonio, TX
Sept 10-11: Portland, OR
Dec 3-4: Arlington, VA


2022
Feb 25-26: Arlington, VA
June 24-25: New Orleans, LA
Sept 9-10: Portland, OR
Dec 2-3: Arlington, VA


Board News

ISTE Board Update

by Holly Jobe | Mar 18, 2013

The ISTE Board held its regularly scheduled February face-to-face meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, February 22–24.  A number of board members chose to come in a day early (at their expense) to visit Metropolitan Nashville schools. Kecia Ray, ISTE President-elect, arranged the visits. We were impressed with the use of technology throughout the district and the focused progress the district has made in the last few years.

Highlights from the board agenda included a presentation about the work of the Learning First Alliance by Cheryl Williams, CEO. She shared the common vision of the Alliance, which is made up of 17 educational organizations including ISTE.

The following actions took place during the meeting:

  • Acceptance of the audit report from Grant Thornton, ISTE's auditor.
  • Adoption of the revised 2013 budget.
  • Discussion and acceptance of Ends interpretations by the CEO.
  • Review and acceptance of policy monitoring reports submitted by the CEO and Board. (The monitoring reports provide accountability as outlined in the board policies for governance and activities of the organization.)
  • Adoption of a slate of candidates for the 2013 board election. There are seven At-Large seats open this year. Fourteen nominees will appear on the ballot.
  • Accepted recommendations from the Policies and Procedures committee for by-law changes that clarify board officer elections and board policies in order to add the Linkage Committee as a permanent board committee.
  • Adopted the draft of the Board Handbook, which outlines operational procedures for the board.
In addition, the CEO provided an Operational Education session about recent staff activities including the results of the Branding Taskforce that met in January. A revised organizational mission and vision were outcomes of the taskforce and will lay the groundwork for the development of the strategic plan in the next few months.


The board began work to identify and prioritize the Board’s 2013–14 Annual Plan of Work, which will be adopted at the June 2013 face-to-face meeting.

A discussion was lead by the chairs of the Linkage and Ad Hoc Board Composition Committees about feedback received regarding elections and appointments. No action was taken during the meeting. One of the goals of the Ad Hoc Board Composition Committee was to develop a plan to reduce the size of the board by 2015 in an effort to provide a more agile and nimble working board. This year’s election is putting that plan into action.

Board Member pins were presented to board members at their last face-to-face meeting. Chris Fuller, Stephen Rainwater and Ben Smith, received four-year pins. Tony Brandenburg, John Keller, Julie Lindsey, Kecia Ray, Kari Stubbs, and Ric Wiltse received two-year pins. We appreciate the service to ISTE that these board members have provided during their tenure. The past two years have been very productive in making positive changes in ISTE with the adoption of the Carver Policy Governance model and the hiring of a new ISTE CEO.

We are pleased to have this space on the ISTE website to update you on board activities and welcome your feedback, questions and comments.

We look forward to welcoming you to San Antonio and ISTE 2013 in June! See you there!

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ISTE is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public-benefit corporation that is governed by an elected board of directors. The board provides strategic leadership, vision, and fiduciary oversight as it works to ensure progress toward organizational goals.

The members of the ISTE Board of Directors are extremely interested in hearing from and connecting with ISTE members. In an effort to stay apprised of your opinions and perspectives, we’ve formed a Membership Linkage Committee to actively seek out trends and issues that matter to members. The committee meets regularly to address this feedback and use it to inform organizational decision making, direction and initiatives as well as to evaluate how best to keep members updated regarding the work of the board.

Share your comments, concerns or ideas with the Membership Linkage Committee.