2018 CETPA CALL FOR DIRECTORS CETPA will have two openings on its Board of Directors this year. Serving on the Board is a highly respected, rewarding, and interesting position. These seats are available to individuals working in schools who would like to help steer the direction for technology in California's vibrant educational community. For the individuals elected, many opportunities will arise to collaborate with leaders of educational segments, industry and government agencies. CETPA continues to grow rapidly and strong leadership is essential. It is with deep gratitude and love that we say goodbye to two long time Board members; Steve Carr and Aaron Barnett. Steve's work with Microsoft and SHI on the CAMSA Program and his work with F3 and the A4L Consortium has brought many benefits to CETPA members. Aaron has been an essential instructor for the CTO Mentor Program and recently his work with the TAPD program has helped develop many professional learning opportunities for CETPA members. These are just a few of the accomplishments these two men have brought to our organization. THANK YOU!

Please note, these Board seats are for Educational Members only.  If you are an Affiliate member and know someone who would make an excellent candidate, please forward this email to them. This election abides by CETPA’s bylaws.


We are looking for individuals who are currently working as leaders in technology for a school district, county office, or other educational agency and are able to dedicate quality time to help the organization grow. Qualified individuals have demonstrated a commitment to the use of technology in education and are:

  • A current, actively involved, Educational Member of CETPA.

  • Prepared to contribute a significant amount of time and effort to help advance the goals and initiatives of the organization.

  • Free of any conflicts of interest that might inhibit the completion of duties.


  • Directors attend conference calls and on-site meetings during the year. Other meetings may be called by the President if necessary. On-site meetings are held all day Friday and half day Saturday and are held throughout California. The January and October meetings will start on Thursday and extend through the half day Saturday as a strategic retreat to discuss and resolve more involved issues. Travel and lodging costs are covered by CETPA. The 2018 Meeting Schedule is as follows:

    • January 11-13, 2018 Board Retreat

    • February 15, 2018 Board Conference Call 3-4:30pm

    • March 22, 2018 Board Conference Call 3-4:30pm

    • April 20-21, 2018 On Site Board Meeting

    • May 10, 2018 Board Conference Call 3-4:30pm

    • June 21, 2018 Board Conference Call 3-4:30pm

    • July 27-28, 2018 On Site Board Meeting

    • September 27, 2018 Board Conference Call 3-4:30pm

    • October 18-20, 2018 Preconference on Site Board Meeting

    • November 11-16, 2018 Annual Conference

  • Directors may also be asked to serve on subcommittees to help CETPA's initiatives move forward. There may also be opportunities to represent CETPA at other educational conferences throughout the year.

  • Full participation in our Annual Conference activities is required. Directors must be at the conference site from the preceding Sunday to the following Saturday.

Applicant Information

If you feel you would make an excellent leader for CETPA:

  • Please complete the application form by clicking the submission link below by September 21, 2017.

  • A resume is not mandatory, but is recommended.

  • A nomination letter submitted by another individual is not mandatory. See below for more nomination information.

If you would like to nominate an individual who you believe will be an excellent leader for CETPA:

  • Please submit a letter of nomination that includes your experience with the individual and the reasons for the nomination.

  • Include both your contact information as well as the nominee's contact information.

  • Nomination letters may also be submitted in conjunction with applications to andrea.bennett@cetpa.net.

This Call for Directors is open August 22, 2017 through September 21, 2017. Please ensure that all application materials are received by CETPA no later than September 21, 5PM in order to be considered for candidacy. All submitted applications are reviewed by the Nominations Committee and qualified candidates will be placed on the ballot for vote through electronic ballot October 23-November 16,2017. Election closes November 16, 2017, 5pm.


Complete the application here
Nomination letters and inquiries may be sent to Andrea Bennett, CETPA Executive Director, andrea.bennett@cetpa.net

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