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ISTE Board Adds New Reps

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has elected a new board of directors for the coming year, which includes four incumbents and three new members.

The new board members will take office in June at the ISTE 2012 conference and exposition in San Diego. Board officer elections will take place at that time as well. Education consultant Holly Jobe, previously a project manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, will begin her second year as board president.

The new people added to the board, which currently features 19 members, include:

  • At-Large Representative Kathy Schrock, well-known speaker, blogger, tweeter, and professional development instructor who runs a guide for educators on the Discovery Education website, as well as her own site, kackl!;
  • School District Administrator Betsy Goeltz, an elementary school principal in Idaho's Pocatello/Chubbuck School District No. 25. She has promoted implementation of technology locally by serving on technology committees, developing technology plans, and writing grants; and
  • Special Interest Group Representative Laurie Conzemius, a media specialist at Independent School District 748 in Sartell, MN.

Incumbents to the board are:

  • Affiliate Representative Mike Lawrence, executive director of Computer-Using Educators (CUE), an ISTE affiliate that advances student achievement through technology on an international level. Lawrence was also recently named the director of the California Student Media Festival, which takes place in June in Santa Ana, CA. He's based in Walnut Creek, CA;
  • Corporate Member Representative Paige Johnson, global manager of K-12 education for Intel's Corporate Affairs Group, based in Portland, OR;
  • PK-12 Schools Representative Gwyneth Anne Jones, a teacher, librarian, and technology specialist for Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, MD; and
  • Teacher Educator Representative Arlene Borthwick, department chair and a professor of integrated studies in teaching, technology, and inquiry at the National College of Education at National-Louis University in Chicago.

ISTE is a membership association that promotes the use of technology in preK-12 and teacher education. It has 18,500 members in 80 countries.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.