WASHINGTON – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), an education nonprofit that supports the use of technology to accelerate innovation in education, announced the results of its election for board of directors. Newly elected to the ISTE board are Cathy Collins, technology specialist at Sharon Public Schools, and Sophia Mendoza, director of the instructional technology initiative at Los Angeles Unified School District. In July 2020, Thuan Nguyen, chief operating officer of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), joined the ISTE Board of Directors. 

Collins has worked as a library media and technology specialist for 23 years at the K-12 level. She is currently a technology teacher at Sharon Middle School in North Easton, Mass., where she teaches engineering and design. Mendoza brings more than 20 years of experience as an education leader in Los Angeles Unified School District. Most recently, she has led the implementation of computer science education and digital citizenship programs across 1300 schools. With more than 20 years of experience in education, Nguyen has had a range of executive roles in IT, instructional technology, and safety and security, including serving as assistant superintendent and chief digital strategy officer for Kent School District in Washington. 

Additionally, Michael McVey, professor at Eastern Michigan University, who currently serves as the secretary, was re-elected to the ISTE Board of Directors. The newly elected board member’s terms will begin on January 1, 2021. Bill Bass, president of the ISTE Board of Directors, will recognize the new board members during his remarks on December 1 at ISTE20 Live.

Members who will be retiring from the board at the end of the year include Hall Davidson, senior director, global learning initiatives at Discovery Education; Julianne Ross-Kleinmann, model schools instructional specialist at Ulster County BOCES; and Ed Snow, assistant director of instructional technology services at Wisconsin Department of Instruction. 

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


About ISTE
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.