Sam has been a certified teacher for eight years, four of which he worked in the Southwest Region School District where he was honored as Teacher of the Year. Sam has positioned himself over the years in various classrooms and through a variety of subject areas as a general technology expert. Teaching in the Bush has convinced Sam that any divide, whether cultural or geographic, can be bridged through technology. As an Education Consultant for two years in Alaska, he has striven to utilize his diverse experiences to better the statewide community of educators, administrators, and support staff in the field of educational technology. Now employed as the Director of Technology in the Lower Yukon School District, he works toward policy change, streamlining processes, and simplification of infrastructure.