New Executive Leader Brings Educational and Instructional Technology Experience
to Advance District and State Initiatives
LAKE MARY, Florida, 1 October 2019 — IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing educational technology impact, announced that Dr. Tim Clark has joined the IMS leadership team to lead all aspects of the organization’s priorities for K-12 school districts and state departments of education members.
As the Vice President of K-12 programs, Tim will drive strategies, initiatives, partnerships, and growth for IMS Global’s K-12 activities. He will be a voice for the K-12 community in ensuring their needs are met as IMS standards evolve and will help district and state members articulate a vision for their digital ecosystems to support students in their learning journeys.
“I am excited about joining IMS Global Learning Consortium and collaborating with edtech providers and the K-12 educational community to address the issues of interoperability, effective use of data, and high-quality digital learning for empowering equitable instructional opportunities,” said Dr. Tim Clark. “I have implemented and facilitated the use of IMS Global standards in multiple educational environments and have realized their positive impact on teaching and learning.”
“We are excited to welcome Tim Clark to the IMS team to provide strategic leadership to IMS K-12 school district and state members representing over 11 million students,” said Dr. Rob Abel, CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “Tim brings new energy and ideas to advance institutional and supplier collaboration and expand the impact of IMS work on equity, quality, and most importantly, the day to day success of teachers and students.”
Tim brings a depth of knowledge to this role from his more than 25 years in education and technology. He has held various positions that are impacted and influenced by IMS standards, including educator—having taught all grade levels, ESL, and gifted learners—in both private and public schools, district-level leader, and edtech supplier partner.
Before IMS, Tim served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Digital Learning at Chicago Public Schools, and as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Forsyth County Schools in Georgia. He was also the Vice President of Learning Innovation at SAFARI Montage, guiding schools and districts throughout the United States to leverage digital instruction and curriculum development.
Tim is an advocate for using innovative digital resources and tools to transform classrooms into equitable, personalized learning communities. He presents and leads workshops on implementing instructional technology for various educational and professional organizations. Tim also authors the BYOTNetwork blog and has been featured in multiple media outlets including NBC News, EdTech Magazine, eSchool News, Scholastic Administrator, and THE Journal.