ISTE Announces New Board Members

WASHINGTON December 11, 2018 The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced the results of its election for board of directors. Newly elected to the ISTE board are Nikole Blanchard, director of innovation & technology, The Dunham School, Louisiana; Ruth Okoye, director of K12 initiatives, The Source for Learning, Virginia; and Dr. Mary Wegner, superintendent, Sitka School District, Alaska.

Bill Bass, innovation coordinator, Parkway School District, Missouri, will begin his role as president of the board of directors on Jan. 1, succeeding current ISTE board president Mila Thomas Fuller, Ed.D., assistant director of online learning, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. Randy Hansen, Ed.D., professor, University of Maryland University College will become treasurer and Michael McVey, professor, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan will become secretary.

It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with such an incredible group of leaders in education and technology, Fuller said. We have accomplished a lot together and I am confident that Bill will provide strong leadership as the organization continues to expand its role and bring innovative new professional learning in support of members and the overall education ecosystem. In addition, I want to thank Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Karen Swift for their dedication to the ISTE mission and service as board officers during their tenure.

Im thrilled to take on this role and am grateful to Mila for her vision and dedication to moving ISTE forward as an organization, said Bass, a dedicated ISTE member for more than 10 years. The ISTE board continues to grow and diversify in exciting ways. Nikole Blanchard, Ruth Okoye and Mary Wegner each bring unique experiences and an understanding for what our students need to be prepared for the future. I look forward to working with each of them and the rest of the ISTE board.

Continuing board members are Gary Brantley, chief information officer (CIO), city of Atlanta; Hall Davidson, senior director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education; Julianne Ross-Kleinmann, technology integration specialist, Dutchess Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), New York; Ed Snow, technology supervisor, Milton School District, Wisconsin, and Janet Zanetis, managing director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, Kentucky.

For more information about the ISTE Board of Directors, visit the ISTE Board of Directors page.


About the International Society for Technology in Education

ISTE is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.

ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. ISTE hosts the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the worlds most influential edtech events. The organizations professional learning offerings include online courses, professional networks, year-round academies, peer-reviewed journals and other publications. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education. For more information or to become an ISTE member, Subscribe to ISTEs YouTube channel and connect with ISTE on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.