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Tad Douce

Director of Innovation and Adult Learning


Before joining TRECA in 2012, Mr. Douce spent 15 years teaching middle school pre-engineering and working as an educational consultant. Mr. Douce also serves as the director of events for the National Robotics Challenge, an open-platform educational robotics event held in Marion, Ohio. He has written four project books for Ohio 4-H in the area of Robotics, along with numerous online engineering tutorials. In his free time he enjoys working on a variety of projects in his shop, designing objects to print on his 3D printer, and spending time with his wife and kids.


Fun facts about Mr. Douce:

  • My hero: Bugs Bunny
  • Favorite quote: "Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society... But for me, education means making creators... You have to make inventors, innovators, not conformists.” - Jean Piaget
  • Proudest accomplishment: Building my home