Patches came to K12 from the private sector having been a Senior Level IT Consultant with one of the worlds largest consulting companies for the first part of his career. Patches' past experiences range from IT performance testing to an in depth knowledge of performance analysis, capacity planning and IT financial management. His interest and experiences took him toward enterprise IT architecture and its support of mobile and virtual learning as he served as Technology Systems Manager for a Delaware school district. Most recently he has moved into the role of Director and Chief Information Officer for the Delaware Department of Education where he looks forward to being able to build an interoperable digital ecosystem for the entire state.
Patches holds a BS in Business Administration (Management Information Systems) and an MBA from East Carolina University. While not at work Patches enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering for his church.