William Bertrand
William F. Bertrand
Technology Education Advisor Pennsylvania Department of Education
Biography

WELCOME FROM THE 2012-2013 ITEEA PRESIDENT

Investing in People as Educational Change Agents – 75 Years and Counting While ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and curricula, its real strength comes from its members. As the professional association for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators, ITEEA is poised to provide the leadership to advance the profession in the 21st century.

After all, its mission is to advance technological capabilities for all people and to nurture and promote the profession of those engaged in these pursuits. However, it is only able to do this to the extent that its members engage not only in the changing conversation, but also play an active role. While ITEEA (the organization) strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and curricula, its real strength comes from its members. Like any professional association, ITEEA is governed by an elected Board of Directors, which provides direction to an Executive Director. In addition, a capable and talented office staff carries out the day-to-day functions of the organization.

Nevertheless, a great deal of the work also requires the expertise and dedication of members who serve primarily in voluntary roles. This includes service on committees, task forces, councils, and editorial boards. Throughout 2011, ITEEA ’s leadership conducted strategic planning to set the course for the association for the next several years. The 2012-2015 strategic plan can be viewed in Members Only. In order to carry out the vision of the strategic plan, ITEEA will count on its members to continue to strengthen the association and advance the profession more than ever before!