Joan Gray, member of the Tennessee Educational Technology Association's Board of Directors, has been asked by Hilary Goldmann, Senior Government Affairs Officer, of the International Society for Technology in Education to serve on the foundation's Public Policy and Advocacy Executive Committee.
A retired Bedford County educator, Gray's one year term will begin in March 2012. ISTE is a membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK--12 and teacher education. It represents more than 100,000 education leaders and emerging leaders throughout the world and informs its members regarding educational issues of national and global scope.
The Public Policy and Advocacy Executive Committee is a group of 8-10 volunteer leaders who help ISTE understand emerging issues and trends at the national, state, and local levels, formulate education technology public policy positions, provide advice on strategy to achieve these policies, and leverage members into growing a robust grassroots network.
"We, her fellow TETA Board of Directors, are so very proud of Joan and all her accomplishments," said Beverly W. Miller, the board chair. "This latest appointment will not only benefit the TETA organization, but all schools and students across our great state."