Heather Roussere

Shaping the Future through Excellence in Welding and Education

In the heart of Texas, where determination and hard work forge the spirit of its people, Heather Roussere emerges as a beacon of empowerment and excellence.

The Texan Trailblazer: A Journey of Determination and Excellence

In the heart of Texas, where determination and hard work forge the spirit of its people, Heather Roussere emerges as a beacon of empowerment and excellence. “The fear of being average,” as Heather puts it, propelled her from her early days into mastering the intricate art of welding—a skill that demands not just precision and strength but a visionary mind.

From Combo Welder to Educational Leader: A Path Paved with Passion

As the Dean at The Ocean Corporation, Heather embodies our institution’s core values and mission, leveraging her extensive experience to foster a culture of excellence. Her journey from a hands-on combo welder to a Certified Welding Inspector & Educator(CWI/E) and an award-winning instructor is a testament to the transformative power of education and dedication.

A Legacy of Excellence: Recognizing Heather’s Contributions and Achievements

Heather’s role as a CWI/E underscores her deep understanding and expertise in welding. Her dedication to education has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the AWS District Private Sector Instructor Award, reflecting her exceptional skill in imparting knowledge. “Teaching people a skill that can provide them a better life,” Heather remarks, highlighting her pride in her students’ successes and her contribution to the industry’s future.

The Power of Education: From Industry Expert to Inspirational Instructor

Heather’s transition to education was driven by her passion for making a difference in people’s lives. Recalling a pivotal moment, she says, “Teaching fellow welders how to improve their skills before they got themselves fired,” highlighted the educational system’s failures and ignited her commitment to change. Her philosophy is simple yet profound: “Hands-on and constantly tailoring my style to fit the class,” ensuring that each student’s needs are met with precision and care.

Philosophy in Practice: Engaging Minds, Shaping Futures

At The Ocean Corporation, Heather’s goal is to “teach to the absolute best of our ability, uphold up-to-date standards, and create a culture that sets us apart.” She measures success through her students’ achievements and the positive feedback from employers, a testament to the quality of education and training provided under her guidance.

Beyond the Classroom: The Rich Tapestry of Heather’s Life

Heather’s life outside the classroom is as rich and diverse as her teaching methods. With interests ranging from fishing and kayaking to sewing and spending time in nature, she finds joy in the simple pleasures of life. “Building things, distressing furniture, swimming, chilling with my kids, and enjoying the finer things in life with my cat,” she shares, emphasizing the balance she maintains between her professional and personal life. Her passion for education and belief in its power resonate through her actions, both in and out of the classroom.

Looking Ahead: Steering Towards a Bright Future

Heather Roussere’s vision for The Ocean Corporation is clear: to empower the next generation of industry professionals with the skills, confidence, and innovative thinking required for success. “I believe that education is the most important job there is,” Heather asserts, committed to leaving no student behind and ensuring that each one is equipped for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

As The Ocean Corporation continues to navigate the evolving landscape of comprehensive education, Heather’s leadership, expertise, and passion will undoubtedly chart a course toward a future filled with excellence, innovation, and success.