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Candice Dodson
Executive Director
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SETDA Honors Senator Jacky Rosen of Nevada
with 2019 Federal Policy Maker of the Year Award

November 13, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders announced at their recent Leadership Summit, Senator Jacky Rosen, U.S. Senator, Nevada, as the 2019 recipient of the SETDA Federal Policy Maker of the Year Award. Alexandre Laing, the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Congressional Fellow for Sen. Rosen accepted the award on behalf of the Senator at a recognition ceremony at the 2019 SETDA Leadership Summit: The Future of Work Equity, Access, Opportunity in Arlington, VA. The Policy Maker Award honors elected and appointed policymakers at both the state and federal levels who have championed access to, and effective use of technology in K-12 education.The award is rooted in SETDA’s long tradition of seeking out exemplary leadership and honors a recognized policy maker who actively supports digital learning opportunities for all students, and who engages with the broader education and policymaking communities to advocate for the role of technology in advancing education.

“I was honored to be awarded SETDA’s Federal Policy Maker of 2019 Award. I’ll continue to be a steadfast supporter of boosting technology education in schools in Nevada and across the country,” commented Senator Rosen.

“SETDA’s tradition of awarding policy makers who champion equity, access, and opporutnity for all students is a key element of who we are as an organization.” shared Candice Dodson, Executive Director of SETDA. “Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act and co-sponsorship of the 21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act are powerful examples of why she is the SETDA Federal Policy Maker of the Year.”


Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Our mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit

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