Four Candidates Run for ISTE Board of Directors

Four education leaders, including one incumbent, are running for two open positions on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) board of directors. Elected candidates will each serve a three-year term beginning January 2017.

Voting is now open online and will continue until 5 p.m. Nov. 29.

The 2016 candidates for the ISTE board are:

In addition, ISTE announced the appointment of Gary Brantley, chief information officer, DeKalb County School District, Stone Mountain, GA, to its 2017 board of directors. Brantley’s three-year term will begin in January 2017.

Brantley has more than 20 years of technology experience and 14 years of leadership experience, according to a news release. He holds two master’s degrees, one from the University of Phoenix and the other from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also completed the CIO leadership institute at the Sloan School of Management. He was named one of the “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers” by the Center for Digital Education.

The ISTE board currently has two other appointed board members: S. Dallas Dance, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, appointed in 2014; and Karen Swift, head of faculty and a classroom teacher at James Nash State High School in Queensland, Australia. She was appointed earlier this year.

ISTE is a nonprofit membership organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering learners with technology. ISTE offers standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age, as well as an annual conference and expo. The next ISTE conference will be June 25-28, 2017 in San Antonio, TX.

For more information about the 2016 ISTE board candidates, visit

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Richard Chang is associate editor of THE Journal. He can be reached at [email protected].