Darren is a former secondary education instructor, staff developer, and coach who joined the Organization of Educational Technology & Curriculum team in 2008.
Since becoming the Instructional Programs Coordinator, he has had the pleasure of supporting, collaborating, leading, facilitating and integrating effective technology programs (such as Portland Public Schools iPad Cadre & TOSA PD, IT Support Staff Symposium, Oregon Virtual School District, Oregon EdTech Cadre, CenturyLink/ODE Regional grants for teachers, MSUB Summer Institute, MERIT keynoter and N. Marion). In addition to his professional development responsibilities, he is the event organizer for the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference (itsc.oetc.org) in Portland, Oregon.
Along with a deep desire and passion to improve education, Darren holds a M.Ed. along with dual bachelor’s degrees in Human Development and Social Sciences.