Ben Barrett has made a significant impact on his district's instructional focus and IT management. Building a robust infrastructure has been one of his priorities, because he understands that a solid foundation is required to support 21st century learning. In the last four years, he has increased his district's Internet access to ensure that it meets the maximum specifications. To effectively leverage the district’s resources, he deployed a managed wireless service that provides students with seamless connectivity throughout every building. As a former high school English teacher for eight years, Ben is equipped with the communication and collaboration skills required to a successful technology leader. He often serves as the bridge between technology and instruction.