TeacherGoal #28: How to Make an Impact as an Edupreneur with Dr. Will

"Share what you're doing and network at conferences because you never know when a job is going to come from that."


Dr. Will
Host, The Dr. Will Show

Are you considering what you can do to make a little extra money on the side while impacting people in the world of education? In this episode, Dr. Will digs deep into how to build a business that makes an impact as an educator. He encourages you to find a topic that you're good at and passionate about so that you can focus on developing your business around that topic. Dr. Will advises teachers to take advantage of every PD (professional development) opportunity that is available to them in order to broaden their skills and knowledge. Let’s dive in! 

Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. is a District Instructional Technologist for Hattiesburg Public School District, serving grades K-12. He is also a digital transformation strategist, writer, and podcaster. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Dr. Will was a social media strategist for a career development company. He is best known for his work in assisting educators in going digital and has helped schools leverage the power of technology to reimagine the learning experiences of their students. 

3 TeacherGoal Tips

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Tip 1:

Find a passion and purpose for your business

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Tip 2:
Successful edupreneurs use what they know and what they're successful within the classroom within their businesses

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Tip 3:
Be present and network at educational conferences so that people can learn about you and your work

This Episode Features...

Dr Will

Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. is a District Instructional Technologist for Hattiesburg Public School District, serving grades K-12. He is also a digital transformation strategist, writer, and podcaster. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Dr. Will was a social media strategist for a career development company. He is best known for his work in assisting educators in going digital and has helped schools leverage the power of technology to reimagine the learning experiences of their students.

In 2016, Dr. Will was one of three educators selected as a Mississippi Spotlight Speaker at the Mississippi Educator Computing Conference and served as a Schoology Ambassador from 2015 - 2018. Dr. Will speaks and presents often about the effective use of technology in the classroom at conferences throughout the state of Mississippi.

In addition to his speaking, Dr. Will has written for Schoology Exchange, District Administration, EdSurge, iNACOL, and TechEdge magazine. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Radio, TV, and Film and Child and Family Studies from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University.

In March 2019, EduMatch Publishing released Dr. Will's first documentary The Edupreneur.

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 20-year educator and co-author of the Eva the Diva Girl rhyming picture book series written with her daughter, to empower young girls to build confidence and grow in self-love. She is also the founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she equips teachers with actionable tools and resources to start a profitable online business and build generational wealth without stress.  

You can find her hanging out on Instagram @ericanterry_

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