Instructional Design/Education Consultant/Speaker

Toi Hershman

Hi There!  I am an accomplished and enthusiastic instructional designer, consultant and speaker with mad experience leading design, development and implementation of instructional projects. My experience spans the K-16 education and corporate/industry arenas.

My unique expertise is in making inevitable training interesting and engaging for ALL learners.  From bored middle schoolers to bored linemen, I can make training feel worthwhile and engaging to ALL participants.

I am currently finishing my doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology. My core competencies include instructional design, instructional coaching, curriculum development/writing, and content creation including instructional design and technology projects.

Work Experience

Toi Hershman Consulting


Help companies, schools and non-profits leverage instructional design and education opportunities to empower students/employees.  Work With EntreEd, Discovery, Agile Mind, Pearson, and many more.

2010- Present

National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd)

Vice President 

Work with school systems to train teachers and coordinate efforts for the America’s Entrepreneurial Schools Initiative.  Develop instructional professional development programs, coordinate with local and regional partners and help school implement activities.

2015 – Present

Discovery Communications


Education specialist consulting on STEM fields and design-based curriculum for K-12.


Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

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Lead Instructional Designer/Consultant

Developed STEM and Engineering curriculum adopted at the state level for NC, KY, WV, NJ, GA


Mineral County Public Schools

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Lead Career and Technical Education High School.


Garrett County Public Schools

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Grant Director

Procured Grants and Implemented STEM curriculum system-wide


Mechanical Engineer

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DUKE Energy, Keyence, Melcor

Worked in Nuclear Power, Photoelectrics, and Thermoelectrics – I can explain if you REALLY want to know.



Clemson University

Frostburg State University

West Virginia University

BS Mechanical Engineering

MA Education Administration

Doctorate Instructional Design and Technology

I’ve Worked With


I hate resumes!  I have tried to reformat mine in a manner that is somewhat less boring. If you think I could benefit your organization, please reach out!  I am so much more fun in person;-).

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