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Julia Fallon
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SETDA Announces 2021-2022 Board Members and Officers

June 28, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has announced its Board of Directors and Officers for 2021-2022. SETDA is the principal association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology and digital learning leaders.

They include:

  • Doug Casey, Connecticut State Commission for Educational Technology (Chair)
  • Rick Gaisford, Utah State Board of Education (Chair-Elect)
  • Eric Hileman, Oklahoma City Public Schools (Past-Chair, Emeritus Member)
  • Janice Mertes, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (Treasurer)
  • Mindy Fiscus, Illinois State Board of Education (Secretary)
  • Dorann Avey, Nebraska Department of Education
  • Stan Freeda, New Hampshire Department of Education
  • Julia Legg, West Virginia Department of Education
  • Ann-Marie Mapes, Michigan Department of Education

For 2021-22, Doug Casey moves from the Chair-Elect position to the Chair and will be joined by Eric Hileman as Past Chair and Janice Mertes as Treasurer. Mindy Fiscus will move into the officer position of Secretary.  Reelected for a second term, Rick Gaisford moves into the officer position of Chair-Elect. Newly elected board members, Dorann Avery and Julia Legg, join other at-large board members Stan Freeda and Ann-Marie Mapes.

“As the association representing leaders in digital learning, SETDA has never played a more critical role than right now, given the explosion of educational technology in the past 15 months. I am thrilled to join my colleagues from across the country in the important work of ensuring equitable access to high-quality education for all students,” said incoming SETDA Board Chair Doug Casey.

“Our incoming Board of Directors are a dedicated and highly knowledgeable group of state members who, as we enter post-COVID learning landscape and students return to school buildings in the fall, are well-positioned to take the hard lessons learned during the pandemic and use that knowledge and expertise to help expand SETDA’s mission to bring digital equity to all students. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the SETDA Board and with state members, affiliates, private sector partners, and other national organizations to address these critical issues,” noted Julia Fallon, SETDA Executive Director.

The SETDA Board of Directors was elected in alignment with the SETDA Emerging Trends Forum hosted virtually this year in mid-June. As part of this event, SETDA provided the opportunity for state members and affiliates to collaborate and connect with private sector partners.


The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology and digital learning leaders. Through a broad array of programs and advocacy, SETDA builds member capacity and engages partners to empower the education community in leveraging technology for learning, teaching, and school operations.

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