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Hello,
 I'm Nick. I'm the Director of Technology at a small private school in Seattle, Wa, USA.
 I'm a husband and father of two. 
 I am a tech enthusiast and have a passion for technology in the education sector in particular. 
 If you have any questions for me, I'm always happy to field them. I hope to share my thoughts on various topics pertaining to the subject of technology and its impact and implications. 
 Thanks for stopping by; come back soon. 

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