ISTE Names New Chief of Membership and Partnerships

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has named Rhonda Ford, a leader in education, as the organization’s Chief Membership & Partnership Officer. Ford has a unique combination of experiences that includes leadership roles in education organizations, nonprofits and international learning.

Ford will lead ISTE’s programs with members, affiliate groups, school districts, and partners in the US and globally. Through high impact programs and collaborations with these various stakeholders, Ford will work to increase ISTE’s reach and impact to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education.  

Ford began her career as an elementary educator and comes to ISTE with extensive experience in people operations, diversity, equity, inclusion, adult learning, as well as in executive strategy at Teach For America and other national education organizations.

Ford received her B.A. in Nonprofit Management, Spanish and Sociology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University.