Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Named 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and an NSBA “20 to Watch” in 2015, he has developed and led 1:1 programs, professional development, digital learning and innovative librarian programs. His TEDx talk, “Changing the Conversation About Librarians” explores how librarians can support the strategic work of schools and districts. In addition to blogs, he has also written for numerous professional magazines. A former instructor at the University of Washington and Washington State University, Mark has recently presented at SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, CUE, and FETC.