Hi, my name is Deb North and I am moving from Saghalie STEM Middle School in Federal Way having taught 6-8 math/science, computer apps and related programs to West Hills STEM Academy in Bremerton, WA where I will be teaching the same. As a side note, two years ago I introduced code.org to our school and last year, our class went through the self-guided lessons.
In 1981, I began my first career as a Systems Engineer for IBM. Then in 1997, I became a database administrator for BMC Software. Then volunteered in our three daughters schools on the technology committee. At this point in my life my main interest is to get more kids interested, particularly girls. I am saddened by relative lack of woman in technology careers and frankly, in the underrepresented areas I serve, the number of girls who don't believe they can do the math or programming or are unaware of career opportunities in the tech fields.
Well, outside of the classroom, what is that? Just kidding, I love to travel, paddleboard, kayak, knit, hike, sew, read and spend time with my family, consisting of my parents, mother-in-law, three daughters, two son-in-laws, one granddaughter and one on the way.