Joe Steele is the superintendent of St. Regis School District. He has been in education for 16 years, eight as an administrator. He first experimented with blended learning models while teaching at Salmon High School, Salmon Idaho. He also saw the value of blended learning while the principal at Salmon Alternative School. He initiated the move to personalized learning in St. Regis in 2015, with implementation during the 2016-2017 school year.