• Julia Fallon

    Executive Director

    Julia Fallon is the Executive Director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), where she works with U.S. state and territorial digital learning leaders to empower the education community to leverage technology for learning, teaching, and school operations.

    Involved with learning technologies since 1989, her professional interest lies in making the case for public school systems wherein educators are able to optimize technology-rich learning environments to equitably engage the learners who fill their classrooms.

    Prior to joining SETDA as the executive director in 2021, Julia worked for Washington’s K-12 education agency, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) as the Title II, Part A Program Lead, where she provided operational leadership and oversight of the federal program designed to improve the quality of instruction and administration. In her previous role as the state’s Technology Integration Program Manager, she streamlined strategic planning for districts, championed robust professional learning programming for educators, and advocated for smart, flexible network policies. Representing Washington, she was a longtime SETDA state member and had been instrumental in the leadership of the organization as a member of the Board of Directors serving in various board positions including board chairman.

    Julia holds a master’s degree in educational technology from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in business education from New York University. She was the 2019 recipient of the SETDA State Leader of the Year award, and was also a recipient of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making IT Happen and the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) President’s awards.

  • Dr. Melissa Greene

    Director, Strategic Partnerships

    Melissa is SETDA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and brings over 20 years of experience in education to the role, including experience working as a sales representative in educational publishing, and as a project coordinator in the Office of Higher Education at the NY State Education Department.  As Director of Strategic Partnerships, Melissa is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with leadership in emerging educational technology companies, established businesses, non-profit and government agencies to encourage them to engage broadly and deeply with SETDA and the SETDA membership. She is responsible for managing the SETDA Private Sector Partnership program and sponsorships in support of the association’s mission.

    Melissa received her B.S. in Non-profit Arts Management at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and her Master’s degree in Teaching from SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY. Melissa completed her Ed.D. in Executive Leadership at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY in November, 2020.  Melissa taught at the elementary level for over ten years and holds NY state certifications in K-6 elementary education and K-12 Reading.

  • Tera Daniels

    Director of Operations

    Tera Daniels serves as SETDA’s Director of Operations. She has been with SETDA since 2002. Tera ensures SETDA operations (finance, human resources, virtual office management) and products, services, and events are all carried out. Tera is also responsible for SETDA’s financial management including: reporting, leading the annual audit, and overseeing the annual budget. 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. In addition to event planning, Tera manages SETDA membership.  She serves as the staff leader on the Membership Engagement 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.

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    Bud Hunt

    Director of Projects and Initiatives

    Bud Hunt is the Director of Projects and Initiatives for SETDA. He comes to this work with twenty years of experience as a teacher, an instructional technologist, a facilitator, and a library administrator.

    In his time with the Clearview Library District in northern Colorado, he served a highly committed team of librarians and support staff in their work to be of service to their community through access to information, tools, high quality resources and programming.

    As an instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District, Bud worked to create  environments that supported, and continue to support, innovative teaching and learning while preserving freedom, choice, and opportunity for all learners across multiple contexts.

    His extensive experience in both pedagogy and technical systems helps him to build bridges between the educational and technological sides of educational institutions. Bud advises others on the thoughtful implementation of technology to support teaching and learning.

    Early in his career, he taught high school language arts and journalism at Olde Columbine High School in Longmont, Colorado, where he learned about the importance of healthy human relationships in all matters of teaching and learning.

    Bud writes curricula, book chapters, blog posts, articles, and far too many tweets. In all his work, written, spoken or otherwise, Bud aims to bridge and muddle contexts, with a specific emphasis on the intersections of the humanities and technology. He earned his Master’s degree in English at Colorado State University, where he was also a founding member of CSU’s local site of the National Writing Project.

    In 2013, Bud was named a ConnectED Champion of Change.

  • Dr. Jason Bailey

    Director of Innovation and Design

    Dr. Jason Bailey is the Director of Innovation and Design for the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). For the past seven years, Dr. Jason Bailey has been the Senior eLearning Strategist for the Indiana Department of Education. His work provided leadership and support in digital innovation to Indiana classrooms.  A former teacher, technology specialist, and district administrator, Jason’s work at the district level included leading a talented team of eLearning Coaches and Technology Specialists in integrating a wealth of technology, including 1:1 computing for more than 14,000 students in 2009.

    At the state level, Jason developed the Summer of eLearning conference series, designed and published the Indiana Tech Plan Survey, and authored Indiana’s educational cybersecurity initiative. With degrees from Ball State University and the University of Southern Indiana, Jason completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Indiana State University. He was also one of the early recipients of CoSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation. Honors include participation in various white papers, keynote speaking, publication in Educational Leadership, and ISTE’s Making IT Happen award.
    Connect with Jason on Twitter: @jbailey626

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