Sara White Hall
Sara White Hall joined the Alliance in August 2011, bringing with her sixteen years of experience in instructional technology policy, practice, and association management. As director of the Alliance’s Center for Secondary School Digital Learning and Policy, Ms. Hall launched Digital Learning Day and advanced digital learning policy and practice. In her current role as vice president of digital learning policy to practice, Ms. Hall leads Future Ready Schools® as well as policy and advocacy efforts of the Alliance.
Before joining the Alliance, Ms. Hall was deputy director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), a national member association that represents the interests of the educational technology leadership of state education agencies in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. While at SETDA, Ms. Hall worked with members and corporate partners to ensure that meaningful technology innovations with broad potential for systemic improvements and cost-savings in teaching, learning, and leadership increase student achievement and improve K–12 learning outcomes. She also oversaw the development of conferences, publications, and strategies covering topics including systemic reform, professional development approaches, changing teaching practices for student achievement through personalized learning, online learning, assessment trends, and readiness, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and broadband access for all.
Ms. Hall’s background includes building strong relationships with technology companies and educational technology policy organizations. Prior to working at SETDA, she was director of membership and marketing at the Software Publishers Association, now known as SIIA.
Ms. Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the George Washington University.