Managing Partner of Apollo 3 Robert Buzzelli sat down with Camelo Montalvo to discuss the current K-12 landscape. Carmelo is a high-energy, entrepreneurial-minded, difference-making executive with 10+ years in strategic operations, quality management, and business. Carmelo is Chief Operating Officer at Forest Devices, Inc., a medical technology startup and is an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Carmelo has founded several small businesses, most recently Regiis Consulting Group. In this interview, we explore the synergy between education and technology, strategies for enhancing physical security in schools, emerging trends in educational technology, and the importance of using technology to complement human instruction. The conversation also addresses challenges of access and equity in educational technology, particularly in underserved communities, and reflects on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on online and hybrid learning methods.