ISTE President Holly M. Jobe and the entire board
of directors encourage you to exercise your right
to choose new ISTE Board members.
Make Your Voice Heard!
Election season is upon us once again, giving you the opportu- nity to shape ISTE’s board of
directors. Elections begin March 12
and run through April 12.
Many exciting changes are on the
horizon for ISTE governance. In an effort to become more effective, nimble,
and responsive, the ISTE Board approved a proposal to move away from
a constituency-based model. Some
changes will include fewer members
and longer terms. The board will focus on electing members based on
how their skills and experience align
with the needs of the organization.
Our hope is that these changes will
give individual board members a better opportunity to make a difference
through longer service, mentorship,
and representation of more than one
ISTE adopted the plan in February
2012 and will implement it over four
years. A number of ISTE’s constituen-cies and general members provided
feedback for the plan through webinars, teleconference sessions, and
conference activities hosted by the
board during ISTE 2012. Collection
of the 2013 nominations to the board
of directors earlier this year was the
first formal step toward building on
Going forward, all board positions
will be at large. The nominations
committee looked for candidates who
know ISTE, represent geographical
and experiential diversity, and have
competencies in any of the following areas: financial, advocacy, policy
governance, or experience serving on
a board. The board remains committed to finding dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled members who can
effectively represent multiple groups
within our member communities.
Our new nominating committee
consists of seven members, including
three ISTE Board members and four
member volunteers representing special interest groups (SIGs), affiliates,
corporate members, and past ISTE
Board members. The committee reviewed nominations to the board for
this year’s elections, determined the
slate of nominees, and presented the
list to the board in February.
Throughout the selection for the
ballot, the nominating committee
The nominations committee looked for candidates who know ISTE,
represent geographical and experiential diversity, and have competencies
in any of the following areas: financial, advocacy, policy governance,
or experience serving on a board.
screened for candidates who could
represent multiple groups within the
ISTE community, such as SIGs, affiliates, corporate members, higher
education, K– 12, administrators, and
global members. In this way, we can
ensure that the voices and concerns of
all these groups and others are represented as we move to a smaller board.
The board will continue to connect
directly with membership to learn more
about the needs of the organization and
to effectively guide ISTE’s work.
To learn more about ISTE board
member service and requirements,
visit iste.org/governance. You can also
download the official ISTE Board Information Packet, which details the role
and specifics of serving on the ISTE
Board of Directors. Look for an email
reminding you to vote this month.
Thank you in advance for your
vote, your support of the ISTE mission, and all that you do to improve
learning and teaching for educators
and students around the world.
ISTE Board elections begin March 12 and run through April 12.