Mark Ray is an Affiliate Faculty living in Vancouver, Washington, and teaching in the AUS School Library Endorsement Program. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and a 2015 NSBA “20 to Watch,” for 27 years he served students and teachers as a teacher librarian, instructional technology coach, and district leader in Vancouver Public Schools and the International School of Brussels. Since 2019, he has served as a free-range educator, consulting and leading grants and projects supporting Pacific Northwest educators.
His 2016 TEDx Changing the Conversation About Librarians helped launch Future Ready Librarians, a national initiative he continues to lead. As a past collaborator with Future Ready, Digital Promise, ISTE, CoSN, and other organizations, he has explored innovative library programs, micro-credentials, online learning, international education, Open Educational Resources, and digital citizenship and literacy. He has presented internationally and has written for professional publications and blogs.