I am the Dual Enrollment American History teacher at HCS Early College High School in Conway, SC. In 2013 I began transitioning my classroom based on the the principles of gamification and evolved into a game-inspired design structure. As a result I was honored to serve as the HCS model exemplar for blended learning and to accept several awards including tech innovator of the month and the SC Council on the Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 2015. More importantly I have had more leadership opportunities emerge as I’ve begun to take game-inspired design principles to other teacher’s; leading professional development sessions and mentoring teachers, speaking at conferences, and to ed reform organizations.