David Blattner is the Chief Technology Officer for Iredell-Statesville Schools. In this role, the School Librarian Media Specialists and the media program are part of his responsibilities. Prior to this role he served as principal in a large comprehensive high school, and then in an Early College high school. Before going into administration he was an English teacher. Throughout his career David worked closely with the media programs at his schools. His project for the LILEAD program is to focus on the changing role of the school librarian media specialist and work with administration to develop a clearer job description and better understanding of what the modern media program needs to look like in order to meet the needs of our students.