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SETDA Gets New Executive Director

Starting in May SETDA, the State Educational Technology Directors Association, will have a new executive director. Candice Dodson currently serves as the director of eLearning for the Indiana Department of Education. She has been a long-time member of SETDA and served on the board as chair. She also received SETDA's Leader of the Year award in 2016.

"Candice was a natural choice for SETDA Executive Director," said Julia Fallon, current SETDA board chair and a program lead in Washington state's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction , in a statement. "Her enthusiasm and demonstrated leadership are highly valued by her SETDA colleagues and our partners, and we are excited to see where SETDA will go from here under her tenure."

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead SETDA," Dodson added. "I'm truly excited about reimagining the impact of the SETDA community, serving and expanding the value of SETDA membership and showcasing the importance of the SETDA voice on important issues facing public education."

Former head Tracy Weeks recently left the organization to join learning management system company Instructure. In a previous position as chief academic and digital learning officer at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Weeks was part of a team in 2015 that signed a contract adding Instructure's Canvas to its statewide negotiated pricing list. She joined SETDA as executive director in early 2016.

"Tracy is a talented leader who facilitated SETDA's development of new resources and new partnerships to support the work of states as they guide and support districts and schools implementing digital age learning. We wish her well in her new position," said Carla Wade, a member from Oregon who serves as SETDA's board secretary.

About the Author

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