Press Release

T.H.E. Journal Announces New Advisory Board Members for 2013-2015

For Immediate Release

May 20, 2013
Contact: Karen Barak
Phone: 818-814-5301

T.H.E. Journal Announces New Advisory Board Members for 2013-2015

Chatsworth, CA — 1105 Media Education Group and T.H.E. Journal, the nation's leading magazine covering technology in K-12 education, today announces a new advisory board that will help guide the magazine in its new life as a multimedia publication.

"We are about to complete our first year as an all-digital magazine and we are ready for a new set of minds and sensibilities to help us serve our readers in ways that are congruent with 21st century teaching and learning," said Therese Mageau, editorial director of 1105 Media Education Group, the publisher of T.H.E. Journal. "The board that we have assembled is truly exemplary in their individual and combined expertise in leveraging technology to deliver world-class education and educational experiences. We expect them to help us deliver the same to our readers."

The new T.H.E. Journal advisory board consists of eight leaders who will serve a two-year term. They represent a diverse group of institutions, including public school districts and organizations that serve K-12 education:

  • Ann Dunkin, Chief Technology Officer, Palo Alto Unified School District, Palo Alto, CA
  • Geoffrey H. Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), Washington, DC
  • Christopher Harris, Coordinator, School Library System, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, LeRoy, NY
  • Ann Flynn, Director of Education Technology & State Association Services, National School Boards Association (NSBA), Alexandria, VA
  • Cathy Hutchins, Principal, South Woods Elementary School, St. John's County School District, St. Augustine, FL
  • Thomas Murray, Director of Technology and Cyber Education, Quakertown Community School District, Quakertown, PA
  • Alice E. Owen, Division Director of Technology, Irving ISD, Irving, TX
  • Mark Stevens, General Manager, NEA Academy, National Education Association Member Benefits (NEA), Washington, DC

In addition to the eight two-year board members, Judy Grissom, Superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury (NC) School System, will serve a special one-year term representing her district which won the 2013 Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation, a prize given annually by T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) (, in honor of the founding editor of T.H.E. Journal.

T.H.E. Journal publishes monthly in online (browser) and iPad® formats. All editions include text, video, audio, animation, embedded web sites, photo slideshows, live Internet links, and more. The advisory board will help create the publication's editorial calendar by assisting editors in identifying the most important issues and trends facing K-12 instructional technology and district infrastructure. Board members will also offer insight into monthly magazine topics as well as provide recommendations for experts and institutions that serve as models of best practices for technology implementation in K-12.

"We have always relied on the wisdom and experience of ed tech professionals to steer us in the right editorial direction, "said T.H.E. Journal Executive Editor Christopher Piehler. "I believe our new board represents the pinnacle of that professionalism, and will expertly guide us in identifying best practices in K-12 educational technology and the challenges that schools face in ensuring that all students succeed."

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About T.H.E. Journal
T.H.E. Journal is the premier K-12 technology information source used by district and school professionals in search of ideas and tools to help them leverage technology to improve teaching, learning, and school administration. K-12 administrators, technologists, educators and industry professionals rely on the high quality of T.H.E. Journal content to find information they need to solve the educational challenges of the 21st century. Founded in 1972, T.H.E. Journal is the oldest, continually published educational technology magazine on the market. Under the T.H.E. Journal brand, the editors produce a monthly digital magazine, website, newsletters, webinars, and online resources that provide valuable how-to content, best practices, industry trends, expert advice and insight to help all levels of K-12 education professionals successfully understand the impact of technologies on the teaching and administrative landscape in schools and districts nationwide. T.H.E. Journal is a partner of the globally-recognized FETC annual conference and its multitude off-shoot events, as well as the recently re-branded Learning Environments (formerly School & College Building Expo) conference, which helps showcase expert speakers, thought leaders, and technology solution experts, as well as provide valuable face-to-face or virtual networking opportunities, a forum for knowledge exchange, and vital professional development.

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; and web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

For more information about 1105 Media's Education Group contact:
Karen Barak
Marketing Director
1105 Media Education Group


About the Author

Karen Barak is a formerly worked in the marketing department at 1105 Media.

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