As a member of ASTE since 1993, Mary is committed to promoting the meaningful use of technology in the classroom and to promoting collaboration amongst Alaskan educators. Currently, Mary is the Assistant Superintendent for the Sitka School District, and she has also worked in the Juneau, Chatham, and Anchorage School Districts as a classroom teacher and in positions of district-wide responsibility for technology and/or special education. Additionally, Mary has been faculty at the University of Alaska Southeast.
Mary previously served on the ASTE Board as Treasurer and as Advocacy Chair. In addition to her work in Alaska, Mary is actively involved with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) organization, of which ASTE is an official affiliate. She has three times been appointed to serve on the ISTE Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, which is a handful of people who serve as ISTE's think tank regarding policy and advocacy issues. Mary is also one of four ISTE representatives on the ISTE/Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Joint Policy Committee, which works to set the national policy agenda for educational technology. To help connect Alaskan's advocacy to the national effort, Mary continues to serve as Alaska's Co-Chair for the EdTech Action Network (ETAN) advocacy efforts.
Mary sees a strong role for ASTE now and in the future as we work to connect educators from around the state in order to transform the teaching and learning process for the world we live in today.