Greg Watson

Greg Watson

Engineering Manager

Greg has worked with educators and technology for over fifteen years. He loves the process of learning new technologies and using them to pragmatically solve real-word problems in education: working with educators to understand what they need, communicating possible solutions, and building tools that are simple-to-use. Greg’s background in systems thinking, technology management, software engineering and user support makes him a natural at using and developing these type of solutions using Drupal and other modern, open-source platforms.


When building software, there is a perfect but hard-to-find balance between simple, clever, and efficient. Over his career, Greg has been involved in all the stages of building software—testing, support, system design, server management, and back-end and front-end web development—to achieve that perfect balance.

Greg’s broad experience helps him to manage and motivate the Clarity Innovations’ Engineering team. His current development focus has been using open-source CMS Drupal to build platforms for hosting teacher-focused, digital curriculum and training materials.

Education and/or certifications held

  • BA, English Literature (with a minor in Media Studies), Carleton College

Select software titles

  • Web-based visual mathematics apps for the Math Learning Center, including Geoboard, Pattern Shapes, and Number Rack (2012-present)
  • Bridges Educator Site, teacher portal that provides online access to Bridges in Mathematics curriculum and support materials (2012-present)
  • littleBits PD, professional learning platform for hosting littleBits teacher training materials (2015-2016)
  • New Perspectives Onlines, teacher-focused, on-demand, self-directed, multi-pathway system for professional learning (2015-present)
  • Webspiration, web-based, subscription service for online concept mapping software (2010-2012)
  • Inspiration 8 and Inspiration 9, educational tool for concept mapping and visual thinking (2006-2010)

Professional affiliations

  • Drupal Association