Chip (he/him/his) is the Director of Library and Innovation for Capital City Public Charter School, and has worked in school libraries with a focus on educational technology for over 15 years. He has a BA in English Literature, a Masters of Library Science, and a Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership. He grew up loving, and then deeply hating school, and this drives his sense of passion and urgency to support schools in seeing, knowing, and valuing all students. Being a school leader as a cisgender gay white man that serves mostly students of color, he is committed to ensuring that he prioritizes empathy and understanding, and leads collaboratively. He was a 2016 Citybridge Education Innovation Fellow, co-founder of edcamp MetroDC, led a winning team of the national 2016 CTE Makeover Challenge to design a makerspace in his school, and is a Google Certified Innovator.