Deputy Director, Office of Educational Technology
U.S. Department of Education
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, advocate, and agent of change. She leads the Office of Ed Tech and develops national edtech policy to enable all-the-time learning and support digital equity. Ishmael has worked at federal, state, and school levels and has a unique perspective on policy and practice. She advised on inclusive technology portfolios at New America, was the Digital Learning Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education and started her education career as an early childhood teacher to emerging bilingual learners. Ishmael is a respected voice in edtech and advocates for access to quality education for all learners.