R. Thor Prichard

President & CEO

As President and CEO of Clarity Innovations, Thor Prichard leads a team of professionals with the unique expertise necessary to transform the process and practices of education. His effort is focused on working towards a vision for both teaching and learning in a global society by matching promising technologies with the needs of education. Thor makes it easy for clients to understand and apply concepts that increase the effectiveness of technology kids use to enrich their learning.

With an immersion in education and technology that spans two decades, he has proven to be an enthusiastic presenter, emerging technology evangelist, published writer, and effective consultant. He uses a collaborative approach with clients; incorporating an ingenuity for innovation, in solving problems, developing content, and integrating technology in a meaningful way.

Highlights

Thor’s professional interests are focused on the intersection of technology and learning. He’s worked from multiple perspectives within the education market serving as an enthusiastic presenter, emerging technology evangelist and researcher, staff professional developer and trainer with a strong emphasis in instructional content development, education market strategy and management. He has also served in classroom instruction and school leadership positions as board member, software-licensing manager, classroom instructor and software architect, and non-profit executive director, for local schools, regional educational organizations, and international corporations.

Education

Thor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Psychology from Reed College in Oregon.

Professional Affiliations

  • Northwest Education Cluster
  • Mobile Portland
  • International Society for Educational Technology
  • Computer Human Interface Forum of Oregon
  • Interaction Design Association of Portland