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
Assistant 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
Professor
University of Maryland University College

Richard Culatta

Richard Culatta


Chief Executive Officer
ISTE

Nikole Blanchard

Nikole Blanchard

Member-at-Large
Director of Innovation and Technology
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
Director of Technology
Milton School District

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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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

Panel discusses preservice education at June board meeting

by ISTE | Aug 17, 2015

The ISTE Board met in Philadelphia in June. Below are the highlights of that meeting.

Board hears ideas about teacher education

Representatives from a broad range of universities and schools shared their thoughts and insights about teacher education and how ISTE can strategically position itself to help prepare tomorrow’s teachers for the digital world.

“We wanted to build a clearer understanding of the current environment and issues related to teacher preparation, specifically technology integration efforts for preparing teachers,” said board member Mia Williams, who is an associate professor of educational technology and educational foundations and curriculum studies in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Northern Colorado.

Panelists, including graduate students, professors and principals, talked about some of the reasons young teachers are not prepared to teach effectively with technology and what might be done about it.

Chris Lehmann, principal and cofounder of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, said “the challenge is finding teachers who can leverage technology toward a pedagogy end.”

Alicia Drelick, a graduate student at Drexel University, says in her experience, technology is taught in isolation and not embedded and that most professors don’t place a strong emphasis on technology. 

“We haven’t told preservice teachers that the profession has changed,” Drelick said.

Catherine Schifter, an associate professor at Temple University College of Education, suggested that an ideal model would be to have student teachers in a school similar to a “teaching hospital” model, where it’s totally collaborative.

Board committee gathers members’ big ideas

The ISTE Board Linkage Committee received some great insight during an ISTE 2015 session designed to solicit member feedback on the direction ISTE should be heading, said Laurie Conzemius, who heads the committee.

The board continually asks members what they see as the major challenges.

“We want to know where they think education is headed in the next five years and how that will affect the way they teach,” Conzemius said.

Some of those who attended the ISTE 2015 session said the next challenge is helping students know when to turn off their devices and how to be mindful and present during the face-to-face conversations. Teaching mindfulness and serving people of all ages were two of the prevalent themes that members brought to the board.

If you have feedback for the ISTE Board Linkage Committee, you can sent it to sharrison@iste.org.

From the CEO

ISTE CEO Brian Lewis discussed the three new membership offerings that were announced at ISTE 2015:

Institutional Membership. This membership is geared toward education entities like districts, schools, county offices of education, etc. Benefits include preferred rates on large-scale professional learning, district-level tech integration guidance and individual membership for superintendents. 

Group Membership. This offering includes basic individual membership to groups of 10 or more. It includes two or more registrations to the ISTE Conference & Expo (depending on the size of the group) and a free basic individual membership for the superintendent. For more information. 

ISTE Professional Learning Packages. These comprehensive professional learning packages, on topics vital to successful digital age learning and leading, come bundled with ISTE membership. Topics include mobile learning, digital citizenship, coaching and the ISTE Standards.

Lewis also updated the board on the search for a chief learning services officer. An executive recruiting firm has been retained to conduct the search. The chief learning services officer will lead ISTE’s Learning Services Division.

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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.