Below you will find the two focus areas broken down into three tasks forces:
Efficiency & Resource Management
This task force will audit and review current efficiency and resource processes to identify opportunities for streamlining and enhancing in an effort maximize effectiveness. Recommendations will be prioritized.
Innovation & Student Learning Pathways
This focus group will consider student learning pathways, instructional technology initiatives, technology needs, curricular considerations and areas of innovation within the instructional program from the Pre-K – 14 student learning continuum. Recommendations will be prioritized.
Lori Gracey currently serves as the executive director of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and is responsible for training technology directors, administrators, curriculum supervisors, and teachers across the country. During her nine years in this position, she has led TCEA in membership and revenue growth, helped to pay off their building and purchase a new, larger building, and implemented new conferences, partnerships with other associations, and professional development opportunities for members and non-members. She serves more than 17,000 members and oversees a staff of 22. Lori has also been on the Executive Committee of the board of the Texas Society of Association Executives and the SXSWedu board and served as the Regional Program Chair for the ISTE 2017 Convention in San Antonio.
Lori has 28 years of experience in education, with 22 years as a curriculum and technology director. She served on the TCEA board of directors for 13 years previously. Lori is a past presenter at the International Society for Technology in Education and a regular presenter at the TCEA convention. She has served as the ISTE 2013 Conference Program Chair and the 2007 NECC International Conference Chair Person, and has conducted professional development for the Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education, Texas Association of School Boards, and hundreds of school districts across the country.