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Educational Technology Consultant
Senior Fellow, ...
Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education
Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education
Ann McMullan is an education consultant based in Los Angeles, California who works throughout the United States and internationally as a public speaker, writer, and consultant focused on leadership, professional development and educational technology.
is a frequent speaker at state and national education conferences.
is a contributor to educational publications, including eSchoolNews
, EdNET Insight
Ann currently serves on the local board of Power My Learning Los Angeles.
Power My Learning is a national education nonprofit that helps students in low-income communities - together with their teachers and families - harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.
Prior to her family's September 2013 move to Los Angeles, Ann McMullan was the Executive Director for Educational Technology in the
Klein Independent School District
, located just outside Houston, Texas, serving nearly 50,000 students.
For over sixteen years, Ann
led the district team that provides professional development on 21st century instructional strategies to over 4,000 professional educators.
She was also the district's lead administrator for the library services department.
Klein ISD is recognized as an early innovator and national leader in educational technology.
The district's innovative practices around transforming learning and teaching through technology are featured in the Texas Education Agency's Power on Texas video series.
Klein was one of five spotlight districts in the Alliance for Excellent Education's first national Digital Learning Day, held in February 2012.
The National School Boards Association
Technology Leadership Network selected Klein to host one of their four 2012 Education Technology Site Visits.
In 2012 and again in 2013, Klein ISD was named one of the Top Ten Large US School Districts Honored for Technology Know-How by the Center for Digital Education
and the National School Boards Association
From 2004 to 2006 Ann served as the co-chair of the Texas Educational Technology Advisory Committee which produced the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020, used by the state legislature and school districts across Texas for the planning and implementation of technology for learning in all content areas, Pre-K to grade 12.
The Houston Chapter of the Association for Women in Computing presented Ann with their Leadership in Technology Award in 2005.
This was the first time the chapter award was given to someone working outside the IT
sector, in K-12 education.
(International Society for Technology in Education) has awarded Ann
the Making It Happen Award, in recognition of her
educational technology leadership, commitment and innovation.
In February 2010 Ann
received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of Technology in Learning from the Texas Computer Education Association
Ann was recognized as a 2012 nominee for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame for her work in K-12 education.
Tech&Learning and Digital Learning Environments spotlighted Ann McMullan
in their Profiles in Leadership eBook, published in September 2013.
As an independent education consultant Ann now serves as an advisor to non-profit organizations including Girls Thinking Global and Project Tomorrow.
She also provides consultant services to the Alliance for Excellent Education's Future Ready Schools Program, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking), PDLN (Professional Development Learning Network, and Lesson Planet.
presented workshops on Leading Change in Challenging Times
and on Future Ready Schools at the April 2016 National School Boards Association Annual Conference
edWeb featured Ann
as the lead presenter for their February 23, 2016 "Life Lessons in Leadership" webinar.
On March 24, 2016 Ann
presented a webinar for Agile Education Marketing on "Tech in K-12 Schools
, What Ed Tech Vendors Need to Know."
According to Ann McMullan, ...
According to Ann McMullan, former Executive Director of Educational Technology for Klein ISD (TX), new product, program or technology purchases must never be the sole decision of any single entity in the school system.