Mr. Powley is a 13-year National Board Certified teaching veteran and the dual enrollment American History teacher at the #1 ranked high school in South Carolina, HCS Early College High School. Over the last three years he has transformed his classroom based using game inspired design principles. Since this transformation Mr. Powley has been honored to receive several accolades including the South Carolina Council on the Social Studies Teacher of the Year award in 2015 and the Horry County Schools Tech Innovator Award. He has also been honored to serve as the district Social Studies Blended Learning model exemplar for two years. Mr. Powley has presented game-inspired design concepts at the SC Council on the Social Studies annual conference, to the SC Association of School Administrators, the TransformSC Steering Committee, and led professional development sessions about the theory and application.