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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Meet the rest of our ISTE Team

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

Answers to your questions about the ISTE Board

by ISTE | Nov 11, 2015

EdTekPhotoThe ISTE Board of Directors drives ISTE’s mission to empower all learners in a connected world. The new slate of nominees has been announced, and voting for the 2015 elections is open through Dec. 7.

But what is the ISTE Board of Directors and what do they do? As a part of our open communication with ISTE members, we want to answer your questions.

How many board members are there? 

Our current board is made up of 12 ed tech professionals who are dedicated ISTE volunteers, each representing of a number of ISTE communities. They have a broad area of knowledge and leadership skills. Each board member now serves up to two three-year terms, and approximately three board members either cycle off the board or are eligible for re-election each year. 

It only takes a quick scan of this year’s nominees to recognize the wide range of expertise, experience and accolades that board members receive, but at the heart of their service is deep affiliation with the ISTE organization.

How much influence do board members have over the day-to-day operations of ISTE? 

The ISTE Board functions under a policy governance model, focusing on the strategic goals (the ends) of the organization. Therefore, board members must connect with members to represent their interests, develop the policies that guide the organization and monitor performance against those expectations, and not to become bogged down in daily operations. In fact, communication between the board and the staff is always through the CEO, and not to individual employees. This process allows the board to focus on the big picture, look forward to the future, consider the values of all members and strive toward the overall ISTE mission. 

But you must work awfully hard to put on such a great conference, don’t you? 

As much as ISTE board members would love to take credit for the premier ed tech conference, it is our ISTE employees and volunteers who make it all happen each year. During the conference, ISTE board members are busy connecting with members. We want to know what you think the future holds and how you think ISTE fits into that picture. We want to hear how the ISTE organization can support your work. We want to learn what you’re doing to change the face of learning and teaching, and our face-to-face connections during the conference help inform us we guide the future of ISTE.

When do you meet? 

The ISTE Board meets quarterly. The summer meeting is before the ISTE Conference & Expo in the host city, and our September and December meetings are held in our East Coast office in Arlington, Virginia. Our spring meeting location varies, so we can use it as an additional “linkage” opportunity with our members, often with visits to schools, conversations with school personnel, affiliates, PLNs, state departments of education and other stakeholders.

What if I have more questions or would like to share my vision? 

Please visit our ISTE Board webpage, where you can email individual board members or the entire group. Tweet us at #ISTEboard or reach out to any board member when you see them either at the ISTE 2016 in Denver or at any number of other locations where board members are apt to be found. A listing of our individual conference appearances is also linked on our personal ISTE webpages.

Remember, the future of ISTE lies in the hands of our members. You are the guiding force behind our work. 

ISTE Board elections close Dec 2. Please view the nominees qualifications, video and webinar, and vote for incoming board members.

Laurie Conzemius is a media specialist and technology trainer in northern Minnesota. She has served on the ISTE Board of Directors since 2012. She chairs the Membership Linkage Committee, which she has served on since 2013, and loves sharing your voice through her service.

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Voting for the ISTE Board of Directors opens Nov. 4


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.