Washington, D.C. — The International Society for Technology in Education´s
(ISTE®) board of directors elected its officers at a board meeting on June
21 and 22. The meeting was held in conjunction with the 2007 National
Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta, Ga., June 24 through 27.

Trina Davis, assistant professor and director of eEducation at Texas A&M
University, assumed her role as president for the next two years.

Kurt Steinhaus, whose term as president officially ended at NECC 2007, will
remain on the board as past president for one year.

Also elected to the board´s executive committee are: Helen Soulé, treasurer,
and Helen Padgett, secretary. Camilla Gagliolo and Rick Martinez joined the
executive team as at-large members.

During online elections in April, ISTE members elected seven new board
members and re-elected one. The following newly elected board members took
office during the board meeting June 21 and 22:

* At-Large Representative: Jeanne Biddle, director of technology, Scott
County Schools, Georgetown, KY
* At-Large Representative: Ferdi Serim, Director, Southwest Region National
Network of Digital Schools, Santa Fe, NM
* Computer Science Representative: Stephen Rainwater, associate professor,
Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Tyler
* Corporate Member Representative: Deb deVries, vice president, Association
and Event Marketing, Pearson Education, New Jersey
* International Representative: Ralph Leonard, general manager information
economy, Government of South Australia: Department of Further Education,
Employment, Science and Technology
* PK-12 Schools Representative: Howard Levin, director of technology, The
Urban School of San Francisco, CA
* State Technology Director Representative: Carla Wade, technology education
specialist and Title I lead, Oregon Department of Education.

Other Board members continuing their service on the ISTE board of directors
for 2007-2008 are:
* Jill Brown, PK-12 schools representative
* Ryan Imbriale, affiliate representative
* Doug Johnson, at-large representative
* Kyle Peck, teacher education representative

Learn more about the ISTE board and its members at http://www.iste.org/board.

About ISTE
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted
source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and
leadership for innovation. A nonprofit membership association, ISTE provides
leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership
by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education.
Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for
Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and the National
Educational Computing Conference (NECC), ISTE represents more than 85,000
professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking
opportunities and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming
education.

Visit www.iste.org or call 1.800.336.5191 to learn more about ISTE and its
new initiatives — including the next generation of NETS for Students,
Teachers and Administrators.

ISTE is the registered trademark of International Society for Technology in
Education.

About the Author:

eSchool News