Sam has been a certified teacher for six 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. As a full time teacher in Togiak, AK Sam challenged students with multimedia assignments, multi-genre projects, and culturally infused technology-enhanced instruction. Teaching in the ‘Bush’ has convinced Sam that any divide, whether cultural or geographic, can be bridged through technology. As the Educational Technology Coordinator for the Lower Yukon School District, he is an Office and iLife/iWork expert, skilled content and curriculum developer, and dedicated researcher.