• R. Quinones

NACC Vision: We believe all Learners have the right to explore and innovate within a safe and secure

Senior leaders of the K-12 community and higher education converged on Boston last week to attend the inaugural NACC Executive Board Meeting. From left to right: Dr. Rick Miller, former Supt Santa Ana Unified School District (Ca), Hal Friedlander, CEO of Technology for Education Consortium - and former CIO for NYC DOE, Jim Pulliam, CIO for Orange County Public Schools (FL), Beulah Daniel, Deputy CIO D.C. Public Schools, Ron Chandler, CIO UCLA Anderson School of Business - and former CIO LAUSD, and Mark Racine, CIO Boston Public Schools. Together these leaders are charting a national agenda that includes the following values:

  • Guidance to empower all learners to proactively protect themselves from digital threats

  • Assisting school leaders with development of risk mitigation and response plans

  • Collaboration as a multiplying force

  • Action and policy that leads to new community norms


The NACC is fortunate to have the guidance of Eric Butash, Director of Operations at the Highlander Institute, who will serve as senior advisor to the board. In addition; considering the talent pool, the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Education Technology, reached out to individual board members seeking their input to the newly revised "Future Ready Infrastructure Guide" which will contain a new component focused on Cybersecurity, to be released around the summer 2017. Board chair Ron Chandler said at the first meeting hosted at iboss headquarters: "As we build the superhighway (broadband) for all learners to navigate on and off campus - we must be sure to protect every lane from malicious malware and network intrusions intended to hijack our students data and our opportunity as a nation to ready all learners to successfully compete in the Global Economy".

The NACC Executive Board is conducting a listening tour across the country to ensure all voices across the K-12 community are heard, as they build their agenda for the upcoming 2017/18 school year.

If you would like to make suggestions or comments regarding the work of the NACC, please feel free post a response with your input here, the board would love to hear your thoughts and feedback as they finalize their agenda for school year 2017/18.

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