Leslie Conery is a creative and results-driven leader with more than 25 years experience developing strong teams to meet organizational goals.
Her experiences include developing partnerships and working collaboratively with public, nonprofit and privately held organizations for the purpose of improving student learning opportunities so that all students reach their creative and intellectual potential.
After grounding her career through teaching at the elementary and high school levels, Leslie worked with school systems building strong professional learning communities. She takes a systems approach to organizational development and has experience that spans focusing on individual student learning to writing and shaping global and national policy.
Leslie provided over 18 years of nonprofit association leadership at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) serving a variety of roles including deputy Chief Executive Officer for twelve years, chair of ISTE’s global conference and exhibition for ten years, and member of ISTE’s NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) leadership team. Leslie has served on boards, expert panels and advisory groups supporting innovative educators on every continent.
Through multiple collaborations, she continues to work with educators and policy- makers globally to bring about systemic change in education. She also continues to ground her thinking and understanding of classroom practice by working in schools with educators focused on making sure that all students succeed.
Leslie has a Masters of Science in computer science education and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with research emphases in the areas of educational technology and professional development. She is an accredited member of the Partnership Brokers Association and The American Society of Association Executives also credentials her as a Certified Association Executive.