M. G. (Peggy) Kelly, Ed.D., has 16 years of experience teaching in the public schools in kindergarten through eighth grade and has coordinated a parent cooperative preschool. She has taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She is the co-director of ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project and has directed the development of the standards publications. Dr. Kelly is a past president of ISTE, served on the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) Board, and chaired NECC in 1998. At California State University San Marcos, she taught courses in mathematics for education and educational technology and supervised student teachers. She is currently associate dean of the College of Education and continues to work on collaborative projects with the public schools.
Jon Haber is president of SkillCheck, Inc., a test development firm in Burlington, Massachusetts, that specializes in performance-based assessment for the education, training, and employment industries. He founded SkillCheck in 1988 and has worked with companies such as Manpower, Inc., to create assessment solutions to ensure computer literacy for hundreds of thousands of temporary and permanent employees worldwide. Under his leadership, SkillCheck developed the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) in concert with members of the ISTE NETS leadership team and other specialists in education technology around the world to define computer and Internet literacy standards that can be measured using an industrystandard professional IT certification. SkillCheck has also worked with numerous U.S. schools and districts to create specialized assessment solutions.
Lajeane Thomas chairs the ISTE Accreditation and Standards Committee. She is also director of the NETS Project and a professor of curriculum, instruction, and leadership at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. She has served on the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) Board and on the ISTE Board, and is a past ISTE president. She currently holds a position on the Specialty Area Studies Board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and, as ISTE's representative to NCATE, has led the effort to establish education technology standards for accreditation of teacher preparation programs. At NECC 1997 in Seattle, she received the ISTE Outstanding Technology Leader in Education Award.