Nicholas Combs is a second grade teacher at Thales Academy North Raleigh. He obtained his Elementary Education Bachelorâ€™s Degree and Curriculum Specialist Masterâ€™s Degree from Appalachian State University. Over the last few years, he has worked with students in Pre-K through 8th grade, in a special education classroom for severe autism non-verbal students, and has assisted as a behavioral specialist. Prior to coming to Raleigh, he worked as a 2nd grade teacher at a title one school in Burlington, NC with an EC and ESL population. Since 2010, he has integrated iPad technology in classrooms with 1 to 1 integration, school wide cart integration, and a single iPad classroom. In Tennessee, he facilitated district level iPad integration. He has also worked as a technology consultant for conferences across the east coast and mid-west.