Hi folks, my name is Wesley Wade. I live and work in Southern Oregon as a classified employee in a local public school. I'm trying to maneuver my way through code.org and its curriculum so I can hopefully begin to develop a robust computer science education for K-5 students at my school. I believe CS education should be part of the bedrock of students' education, just in the same way we treat reading, writing, and arithmetic. The social, economic, and emotional challenges of these young students' lives will depend, I think, on understanding all of the concepts CS teaches us. Much like art, I think a little bit of learning about the things we create can tell us a lot about the people we can become.
With all that in mind, it should be pretty clear why I want to be a part of this community! I hope to use this space as a sort of Stack Exchange for CS education. My own experience with code is fairly limited - I'm self-taught barring a couple courses in college - and I hope to further my own education in computer science fundamentals while learning the best way to pass this material onto the younglings.
I'm not on social media, but please feel free to contact me on here!
An edit: I like vanilla ice cream