Douglas A. Levin, Executive Director
Phone: 202-715-6636 x700
Named by Tech & Learning as one of the top 10 most influential people in EdTech in 2011, Douglas Levin is the Executive Director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). In this position, he works with and represents U.S. state and territorial educational technology directors to other national education groups, federal policymakers, the U.S. Department of Education, the private sector, and the media. SETDA provides national leadership on technology-based education reform and school improvement, supports state members with meaningful professional development opportunities, and engages in partnerships to advance the use of technology in support of effective teaching and learning.
Doug brings 20 years of Washington, DC-based education policy and research experience to SETDA, gained through prominent roles in the private and non-profit sectors. He formerly worked with the National Association of State Boards of Education, the American Institutes for Research, and Cable in the Classroom, the cable industry's national education foundation. He played key roles in developing the nation’s first three national education technology plans and in conducting research and evaluations of major educational technology programs and initiatives, including as primary author of the groundbreaking Pew Internet study of internet-savvy students, The Digital Disconnect. By appointment of Governor McDonnell, he serves on the Virginia Open Education Curriculum Board and is a 2006 recipient of a Making It Happen award for educational technology leadership. Doug served as an IEL Education Policy Fellow from 1998-99, holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of William and Mary.
Geoff Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director
Phone: 202-715-6636 x703
Dr. Geoffrey H. Fletcher serves as SETDA Deputy Executive Director. Prior to joining SETDA, Dr. Fletcher was Editorial Director for the Education Group of 1105 Media, Inc. with responsibility for all content of the Education Group, including T.H.E. Journal, Campus Technology and their web sites and e-newsletters. He also served with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for 11 years in various positions including Assistant Commissioner with responsibility for standards and curriculum, the statewide assessment program, educational technology initiatives, textbooks and professional development. For two years he was responsible for TEA’s information system, including the Public Education Information Management System.
Tera Daniels, Director, Administration & Membership
Phone: 202-715-6636 x701
Tera Daniels serves as SETDA's director of Administration and Membership. She has been with SETDA since 2002. Tera establishes and negotiates contracts with venues for SETDA events. She also plans menu, coordinates registration, and organizes decorations, signage, and AV needs for SETDA events. She also assists in establishing budgets for SETDA events and ensures that total costs fit within approved budgets. In addition to event planning, Tera coordinates accounting and membership. She serves as the staff leader on the Membership and Communications Committee. She also manages contracts with organizations that provide professional and administrative services to SETDA. As well, Tera coordinates the organizations advocacy campaign, which includes scheduling congressional visits and briefings and luncheons and handling meetings. Tera's background includes occupations in the area of office management and project coordination. She brings to SETDA over ten years of experience. Tera holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Towson University, where she majored in Economics and Political Science.
Lia Dossin, Manager, Online Community & Technology
Phone: 202-715-6636 x705
Lia Dossin is the newest addition to the SETDA team serving as Manager of Online Community and Technology. She manages content and community for all of SETDA’s online properties, including the Assess4Ed community, and develops and implements strategies to support and facilitate online collaboration for in-person and live member events. Prior to coming to SETDA, she worked for PBS Education as the senior manager of online facilitation and community where she supported a virtual faculty of over a hundred instructors and created an online facilitator performance evaluation program that was recently recognized by the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks. She also managed and supported an online community of practice for coaches and mentors called Peer Connection. Lia has been a third grade teacher, district technology trainer, and library media specialist. She holds her Master’s Degree in School Library Media from Old Dominion University and her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Lynchburg College.
Christine Fox, Director, Educational Leadership & Research
Phone: 202-715-6636 x702
Christine is the Director of Educational Leadership & Research for SETDA. Christine’s tasks include member professional development planning and implementation, research, and report writing. She manages the development of the annual SETDA national educational technology trends report, other SETDA research products and white papers, association professional development programs, and oversees all conference and event content. Christine Fox’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She worked as a 3rd grade teacher, ESOL coordinator, educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole school reform model. Christine has a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Florida International University and received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida State University.
Jennifer Fritschi, Director, Strategic Partnerships
Phone: 202-715-6636 x704
Dr. Jennifer Fritschi is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for SETDA. Previously, she was the Director of State Education Partnerships and Professional Development for Verizon Foundation’s signature program, Thinkfinity.org. Before joining the Verizon Foundation, she worked on educational technology initiatives and professional development at the Alabama Department of Education. Her background includes working as an Assistive Technology Coordinator and Instructional Technology Specialist for Shelby County Schools in Birmingham, Alabama. Her career began as an elementary special education teacher and high school basketball coach, and she later served as an adjunct professor of education technology in Alabama. Dr. Fritschi was elected as President and Vice President of the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Special Education Technology Special Interest Group in 2008. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus in Instructional Technology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master’s in Assistive Technology from the University of Connecticut, and a Bachelor’s in Special Education from Miami University of Ohio. In 2010, she received the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s “Outstanding Alumnus" award from the Department of Education Leadership in the College of Education.