Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the 501(c)(3) non-profit, national member association that serves, supports and represents the interests of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leadership.
Based in the Washington, DC area, the organization is managed by an Executive Director and governed by a nine-member board of directors in accordance with organizational by-laws. Our work is supported via state membership dues, sponsorship contributions, and governmental and foundation investments.
SETDA's 2012 - 2013 Board of Directors
- Jeff Mao, Chair, Learning Technology Policy Director, Maine Department of Education
- Melinda Stanley, Vice-Chair, Educational Technology Consultant, Kansas State Office of Education
- Cathy Poplin, Treasurer, Deputy Associate Superintendent for Educational Technology, Arizona Department of Education
- Rick Gaisford, Secretary, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
- Laurence Cocco, Director, Office of Educational Technology, New Jersey Department of Education
- Peter Drescher, Educational Technology Coordinator, Vermont Department of Education
- Karen Kahan, Director, Educational Technology, Texas Education Agency
- Neill Kimrey, Director, Educational Technology, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- David Walddon, Educational Technology Consultant, Formerly Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
The SETDA Board of Directors adopted a strategic planning framework in October 2012 to guide the association's activities and services over the next three years.
SETDA leads, inspires, and empowers the education community to leverage technology for learning.
The mission of SETDA is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.
SETDA is committed to:
- Serving every U.S. state and territorial education agency
- Maintaining a future-focused, holistic view on how to leverage technology for learning
- Fostering collaboration among our members, strategic partners, other education leaders and policymakers
- Taking action on the important issues facing public education
2013-2016 Strategic Plan
The SETDA 2013-2016 strategic plan can be downloaded here.