Contact Information


If you have any questions for me, please email me at Eric_Douce@yahoo.com


My Background

I grew up in Plano, TX. My parents are retired and live in Ohio. I have 2 older brothers and a twin sister. My oldest brother and twin sister live in the Washington D.C. area. My second oldest brother and his wife just moved to New Orleans.

I started working when I turned 15. I mowed yards, umpired little league baseball, worked at Tom Thumb as a grocery bagger and cashier, and I made ice cream at Henry's Homemade Ice Cream. I attended Davis Elementary School, Haggard Middle School, Vines High School, and Plano Senior High School. I played for Plano's ice hockey team in the 11th and 12th grade. I graduated from Plano Senior High School in 1999. Why do I tell you this? So you know I was just like you when I was your age.

I then attended the University of Texas in Austin. I studied mechanical engineering and played for the UT roller hockey team. I volunteered to tutor ESL students at Zavala Elementary School for 3 semesters. I tutored elementary students in all subjects, and I also tutored high school students in chemistry, physics, and math. I also took a class called SEEK, which stands for Student Engineers Educating Kids, when I was a senior in college. In SEEK, I worked at a middle school after school with students constructing and testing engineering projects like building a rocket using a piece of paper, paperclips, and a notecard. The purpose of this particular activity was to see who could build a rocket that would travel the farthest distance. After class, I worked at Amy's Ice Creams and in the mechanical engineering machine shop through college.

When I graduated from UT, I started working as an engineer for National Oilwell as a product engineer in the 'fishing' department. My job was to design tools that would 'fish' broken oilwell pipes that broke in the process of drilling. I didn't like my job the first day I started working because I didn't care about the oil business or working in a cubical environment. I also decided I didn't want to be an engineer. So I quit my job less than 6 months into it, and I moved back to Austin where I worked in construction, in sales, back at Amy's Ice Creams and did other odd jobs. I was trying to figure out my purpose in life along with what job best suited me. It wasn't any of those jobs.

I moved back to Dallas in the spring of 2008 to be closer to my family. I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. My mom suggested that I become a teacher. She often suggested this, along with my sister who was also a teacher. I always shrugged it off because I didn't think I could handle a classroom of students. When my mom suggested I be a teacher this time, it was as if the clouds parted in the sky and the Lord above told me I was ready to be a teacher. I'm not kidding. I knew it was the right thing to do just like I knew I'd marry my wife within a week of dating her. The tutoring experience I had in college eventually led me to become a teacher because I love working with younger generations. They have more energy, have more fun, and it is great to see the lightbulb turn on when someone finally gets a topic they didn't understand.

I was the last teacher hired during the summer of 2008. I've taught for 6 years, 5 years teaching geometry and 1 year teaching honors algebra II and honors precalculus, all at West Mesquite High School. Teaching has been one of the best and hardest jobs I've every had. During my 6th year of teaching, an opportunity popped up out of nowhere, and I said goodbye to teaching to become a computer consultant. It is my goal to take what I learn in this new profession to make an awesome geometry website.