John Patten has worked in k12 public education for over 25 years. He began as a classroom teacher in the early 90s with the San Bernardino City Unified School District and worked his way up into instructional and information technology. John works with teachers and installs and manages systems that support instruction in the classroom. For the last 13 years, he has worked for the Sylvan Union School District as their Director of Technology. John has written a number of competitive grants that provided funding to integrate technology into the classroom and into the hands of students and teachers. This laid the foundation for their current 1:1 deployment of iPads in all three of their middle schools.