Howdy

I’m a human-centered educator with a passion for helping people grow. I have a strong background in technology, strategy, design, and math. I love communicating complex ideas visually, and I take great pride in the balance between my left and right hemispheres.

Menifee, CA

(951) 760-3817

ddrouch(at)gmail


Education


Doctorate of Education

Doctorate of Education

Ant. 2021

Leadership & Learning in Organizations

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education

2012

Digital Teaching & Learning

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

2009

Human Development with a Concentration in English

Fall 2003–Spring 2005

Petroleum
Engineering
& Mathematics


Skills


Curriculum Architecture

Presentation/Deck Building

Strategic Thinking

Copywriting

Sketch/XD/InVision/Flinto

HTML/CSS/JavaScript

Adobe Creative Cloud

Remembering Where I Put My Keys

Professional Experience


Hemet Unified School District

Educational Technology Administrator

Hemet, CA

October 2018–Present

  • I am currently the EdTech Administrator for HUSD
  • I oversee the district’s strategy for education technology and the successful deployment of our various edtech initiatives.
  • I conduct technology trainings and lead a team of tech TOSAs in alignment with HUSD’s professional development strategy
  • I evaluate program effectiveness and communicate progress to internal and external stakeholders.

Gloo & Pando Education

Engagement Strategist & Deployment Lead

Boulder, CO

October 2015–October 2018

  • Gloo works to help various organizations develop their people in the time between face- to-face meetings.
  • I led a small team of internal instructional designers and creatives, as well as third-party development and creative firms to translate our clients’ curricular content into customized growth experiences on the Gloo platform.
  • In July 2017, I began contracting with Gloo through Pando Education, a company I started back in 2012 but had only recently begun running full-time.

Riverside County Office of Ed

Teacher & Paraeducator

Lake Elsinore, CA

August 2009–October 2015

  • I taught middle and high school mathematics, as well as middle school English and science within traditionally underprivileged school districts.
  • I taught in blended settings as well as traditional brick-and-mortar classrooms.
  • I worked as a paraeducatior in middle school SDC and high school ED settings.

LivingSocial

Copywriter

Washington, DC

November 2011–November 2012

  • I supplemented my teaching income by writing daily deals for diverse merchants across the U.S. and Canada.
  • I wrote creative, market-specific copy for a variety of products and services.
  • I consistently met deadlines and effectively communicated with my editor while working 100% virtually.

Conductive

Applications Engineer

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

June 2008–June 2010

  • I handled the cable and wiring harness engineering responsibilities for power tool, appliance, and submersible applications.
  • I managed projects from sampling to pilot to production stages on key accounts such as Black & Decker, DeWalt, and Pentair.
  • I handled technical writing and drafting responsibilities and collaborated with Conductive’s international manufacturing teams.

Community Involvement


Tutor

Wherever my travels have taken me, I’ve usually found myself at a Starbucks, library, or kitchen table tutoring  students in math.

Mentor

I have volunteered with the Big Brothers of Colorado program, as well as the Big Idea Project, helping students develop the traits of Generous Leadership.

Trustee

I was elected to serve on Romoland School District’s Governing Board.

Coach

I led Santa Rosa Academy to their first-ever playoff berth in my first year as head coach. I have also coached high school track and field and youth soccer.


Career Highlights


Best Copy

In the heyday of the Daily Deal, I wrote hundreds of ads for LivingSocial. One of them even earned their “Best Copy” award.

Viral Vid

Warner Bros. Entertainment still hasn’t noticed the 2 million views I’ve received on a YouTube video comparing Bloom’s Taxonomy to bits from the popular sitcom Seinfeld

Pitch Perfect

From the drawing board to the pitch floor, I developed, designed, and delivered a presentation that secured a $1.8mm contract for Gloo.