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  • Julia Fallon

    Julia Fallon

    Executive Director

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    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.

  • Melissa Greene

    Director, Strategic Partnerships

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    Melissa is SETDA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and brings over 20 years of experience in education, including eight years of experience working as a sales consultant and representative in educational publishing. While at both Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Teacher Created Materials, Inc., Melissa was known for her excellent customer service and relationship building skills, as well as her creative and customized marketing strategies for all of the New York school districts that she served.

    Ms. Greene’s career has focused on increasing the quality of education for all students as an educator, in the private sector and most recently via New York’s state education agency. Prior to joining SETDA, Melissa was a project coordinator in the Higher Education Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness at the New York State Education Department. From 2013 through 2015, Melissa coordinated grants, teacher and leadership events and meetings, professional development projects, created presentations for the Board of Regents meetings, and participated in policy-making groups and conferences in order to improve teacher and leader quality in New York State.

    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 taught for over ten years and holds NY state certifications in K-6 elementary education and K-12 Reading.

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    Dr. Jason Bailey

    Director of Innovation and Design

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    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.

  • Tera Daniels

    Association Management Specialist

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    Tera Daniels serves as SETDA’s Association Management Specialist. 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 State 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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