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ISTE Announces 2018 Board of Directors; Bill Bass becomes ISTE president in 2019

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December 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. – December 19, 2017 –The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) today announced the results of its election for board of directors. Newly elected to the ISTE board are Michael McVey, professor, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan; Julianne Ross-Kleinmann, technology integration specialist, Dutchess Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), New York; and Ed Snow, technology supervisor, Milton School District, Wisconsin. Hall Davidson, senior director, global learning initiatives, Discovery Education, Los Angeles, was re-elected to another term on the board.   

Bill Bass, innovation coordinator, Parkway School District, Missouri, was elected by the board of directors as president-elect and will work alongside current ISTE Board President Mila Thomas Fuller, Ed.D., assistant director of online learning, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, until Bass begins his duties Jan. 1, 2019. Karen Swift, head of department, business and technologies, James Nash State High School, Gympie, Queensland, Australia, will become treasurer; and Janet Zanetis, managing director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, Kentucky, will continue to serve as board secretary.

“One of the joys of being board president is welcoming dedicated members to serve ISTE in this new capacity. On behalf of the ISTE Board of Directors, we welcome Michael, Ed and Julianne – each outstanding educators and leaders – to the board. I look forward to continuing to work with Hall, whose work on the board has greatly benefited the organization. We have an exciting year ahead and we look forward to the expertise the new board will bring to ISTE. I’m grateful to Laurie Conzemius, S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D., Paige Johnson and Kecia Ray, Ed.D., for their expertise and service over the years. Their individual insights and collective contributions will have a lasting impact on ISTE,” Fuller said.

“As an organization, we’re fortunate to have a leader such as Bill Bass as the 2018 ISTE president-elect. Bill is a dedicated ISTE member, author and presenter. His expertise in systematic and sustainable integration of technology into classrooms and his knowledge of board governance make him a perfect fit for ISTE at a time when the organization is poised to take an even greater leadership position,” Fuller added.

Continuing board members are Gary Brantley, chief information officer, DeKalb County School District, Georgia; Randy Hansen, Ed.D., professor, University of Maryland University College; and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, CEO, Powerful Learning Practice, Virginia.

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.

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 world’s most influential edtech events. The organization’s 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, visit Subscribe to ISTE’s YouTube channel and connect with ISTE onTwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.