President and Chief Executive Officer, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
Susan Patrick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). iNACOL is the international K-12 nonprofit association representing the interests of practitioners, providers and students involved in online learning worldwide.
She is the former Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. As Director, she published the U.S. National Education Technology Plan for Congress and managed research and technical assistance programs on educational technology. In addition, she co-chaired the federal government's Advanced Technologies Working Group for Education and Training; and served as a member of the Secretary's Rural Education Task Force.
In 2008, Susan Patrick was named by eSchool News, a leading national education technology journal, as one of the top 10 national education leaders who "have had a profound impact on educational technology" in the past decade for her work at iNACOL and at the U.S. Department of Education.
Prior, Patrick worked in Arizona on government technology policy and legislation under Governor Jane Dee Hull. She received the 2001 Governor's Spirit of Excellence Award.
She is a former Site Director for Old Dominion University’s TELETECHNET distance learning program.
Patrick holds a master's degree from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles and a bachelor's degree from the Colorado College.
Patrick was the first woman to play in the men’s intramural football league at the Colorado College.
Susan Patrick has published articles and appeared in a variety of national news media such as CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, ABC News, NBC, CBS, US News and World Report, Christian Science Monitor, CSPAN, Computerworld, Forbes, National Public Radio, Education Week, New York Times, London Times, eSchool News, Converge, and numerous other publications.