FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Interim Executive Director
SETDA Names Melissa Greene as Director of Strategic Partnerships
May 11, 2015 (Washington, DC) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, announced today that Melissa (Missy) Greene has joined the organization to serve as Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this role, Ms. Greene will maintain and strengthen the association’s relationships with emerging and established educational technology companies on behalf of the SETDA membership and in support of the association’s mission.
Melissa has over 20 years of experience in education, including eight years of experience working as a sales consultant and representative in educational publishing. While at 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, 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. She understands the unique role of state education leaders, their ability to impact change and the importance of public-private sector partnerships in support of education. We are excited to be able to welcome an individual with experience in both the private and public sector to our SETDA team.
“Melissa brings a deep understanding of public-private partnerships in support of student learning,” said Lan Neugent, Interim Executive Director of SETDA. “We are pleased to have a talented leader with experience in both the public and private sector that understands the importance of state leadership join our team.”
Current SETDA private sector partners at the platinum level include Apple, eSRI and Intel. Gold level partners include Amazon, Amplify, AT&T, Audioeye, BrainPOP, CDW-G, Copia, Curriculum Associations, Desire2Learn, ENA, Google for Education, Junyo, Labstats, Learning.com, Microsoft, Office Depot, Pearson, Qualcomm, Riverbed Technologies, Samsung, SMART Technologies, Sprint, SymbalooEdu, Texas Instruments and Vernier Software & Technologies. SETDA will launch a new cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners later this week. http://www.setda.org/partners/private-sector/current/#!/all
About the State Educational Technology Directors Association:
Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing the technology leadership of state departments of education. The SETDA membership includes educational technology directors and colleagues from the state departments of education of all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Bureau of Indian Affairs, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands. See www.setda.org for more information.