Lance Rougeux started his career as a teacher at Julia de Burgos Bilingual Middle School in the School District of Philadelphia. Lance has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and was recently highlighted in The Emergency Teacher, a book about urban teaching which termed Lance "the best teacher in Philadelphia." Prior to joining Discovery Education, Lance was an Executive Policy Specialist at the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Bureau of Educational Technology. While at PDE, Lance spearheaded many statewide initiatives including Keystones, a program recognized as a success story in the U.S. Department of Education's National Education Technology Plan, and eSPARC, a research endeavor called the "gold" standard of scientifically-based research by eSchool News.
Lance has presented at numerous state, regional and national conferences including NECC, NSTA, FETC, T+L, PETE&C, IL-TCE, MICCA, MassCUE, TAMS and DITC. He holds master's degrees in Educational Leadership and Technology in Education from Villanova University and Harvard University, respectively.
I would place the professional development that has been provided at the top of the list in terms of quality, in terms of relevancy as well as engagement of the teachers and helping them see the possibilities of their students.
Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools