A graduate of both the University of Hartford and Stetson University, my path to being appointed Director of Technology Services & Innovation for Volusia County Schools has been unique. My ten years with Volusia County Schools began as an Art instructor, quickly transitioning to teaching in the Career and Technical Education field, and lastly joining the district in the Learning Technologies division of TS&I. Though my path would appear to be haphazard, it was in fact necessary in developing my conceptual approach to the academic value technology offers. A continued goal of my department is to provide insight into the importance of standardization around digital tools marketed for academic value. In 2015, Volusia County Schools signed the Future Ready Pledge and has continued to move towards purposeful technology integration to benefit both academic and business functionality. With the plethora of hardware devices and software solutions available within VCS, Technology Services & Innovation designs, delivers, and sustains professional learning opportunities for all VCS staff and students.