New Chapters Will Support School District Technology Leaders Across Maine and Idaho


Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2024) – CoSN today announced that the Maine Educational Technology Directors Association (METDA) and the Idaho Education Technology Association (IETA) have been approved as official CoSN State Chapters at the April CoSN Board meeting.

METDA is a member-driven organization whose purpose is to advance and promote the effective use of information technology and services to improve the educational opportunities for students and teachers.

IETA’s purpose is promoting and facilitating the use of technology in Idaho education. The IETA promotes, facilitates and sustains education technology and all its users while enhancing the education of Idaho’s students for tomorrow’s technology. The IETA membership is made up of technology directors, technology staff, educators, principals and superintendents of Idaho schools.

“CoSN is excited to announce a new partnership with METDA and IETA. With this collaboration, EdTech leaders and their teams within these states will now have access to CoSN’s vast array of resources and tools,” said Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN. “Integrating these two leading organizations into our growing community is a crucial boost to the development of EdTech leadership capabilities in Maine and Idaho, as well as nationally.”

The Maine and Idaho Chapters of CoSN will develop a community of education technology leaders to utilize best practices and assist each other in addressing challenging issues. Educators will have the opportunity to build their knowledge base by leveraging CoSN’s resources and national network of school professionals. All school districts in Idaho will benefit from IETA’s statewide bulk purchase.

“Considering the many and varied responsibilities of tech leaders in Maine’s schools, we’ve always maintained that it’s never best to go at it alone. CoSN’s deep well of resources, and the power of its vast professional network, make this partnership a natural next step for our growing and quickly evolving organization,” said Andrew Wallace, President, METDA. “We hope CoSN in turn benefits from our many years of 1:1 technology innovation and our recent work in the area of the purposeful use of AI in education.”

“IETA is excited to join CoSN as a state affiliate. Joining CoSN will increase the resources and training available to our schools, which will benefit the students of Idaho!” said Norman Rudy, President, IETA.

 The METDA leadership team includes:

  • Andrew Wallace, President, South Portland Schools
  • Brian Keene, Vice President, RSU #56 Dixfield
  • Michael Richards, Treasurer, Wells-Ogunquit CSD
  • Meghan Lampert, Secretary, SAD #17, Oxford Hills

The IETA leadership team includes:

  • Norman Rudy, President, Lewiston School District
  • Josh White, Incoming President, West Ada School District
  • Spencer Cook, Past-President, Sugar Salem School District
  • Keven Denton, Board Member at Large, West Ada School District
  • Ryan Gravette, Board Member at Large, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
  • Will Goodman, Board Member at Large, Boise School District
  • Kristine Cathey, Board Member, Women in Technology Advisor, Boise School District
  • Christopher Campbell, State Education Agency Board Representative, Idaho State Board of Education

To learn more about CoSN State Chapters and their efforts, visit cosn.org/networking-community/cosn-chapters/.

About CoSN
CoSN, the world-class professional association for K-12 EdTech leaders, stands at the forefront of education innovation. We are driven by a mission to equip current and aspiring K-12 education technology leaders, their teams, and school districts with the community, knowledge, and professional development they need to cultivate engaging learning environments. Our vision is rooted in a future where every learner reaches their unique potential, guided by our community. CoSN represents over 13 million students and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. cosn.org