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Mr. Heath Roddy
Director of Technology
Heath Roddy became Director of Technology for Wharton ISD in June, 2017. He has more than two decades’ experience in education fostering a mindset that technology integration, when done correctly, can have a huge impact on student learning. Mr. Roddy’s entire teaching career has been invested in the community and students of Wharton ISD.
Mr. Roddy began his career in education at Wharton in 1996 as a 4th grade teacher at Dawson Elementary. Working with an incredible group of team members, achieving academic success for all students is a priority for all teachers. Teaching math, science, social studies and health, Mr. Roddy worked to improve State testing scores of his students. In 2007, Mr. Roddy had 8 Math warmup books published targeting questions students might see in state testing. In 2009, Mr. Roddy began teaching at Wharton Elementary when Dawson Elementary was closed.
In 2010, Mr. Roddy was offered the position of Technology Integration Specialist for Wharton ISD. With another opportunity to serve the community, teachers and WISD students, Mr. Roddy accepted the position where he served for the next 10 years. During this time, the use of technology by students and faculty became a new exciting concept for Wharton.
In June 2017, Mr. Roddy accepted the position as Director of Technology for Wharton ISD. The same year, he led the introduction of Wharton Junior High, becoming a 1:1 campus. The following year, this new initiative was extended to include 6th grade at Wharton Elementary and 9th grade at Wharton High School. Since this time, with the help of wonderful foundations and district support, the district has put over 800 additional devices in the hands of our students, strengthening our network’s infrastructure, providing technology training for teachers as well as interactive projectors for campuses.
Mr. Roddy is a native of El Campo, graduating in 1985.