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Hey all,

My name is Elia Yaremchuk and I’m fresh in the coding world, but it seems really interesting and I’m looking forward to learning how I can bring this to some interested students and hopefully go further and begin teaching Computer Science in the classroom. I live in Taiwan and teach elementary students.
You can find me on FB, just search my name.


Hello All!

I am a library technology teacher for a pre-k-1st school in Hamilton, Montana. I have been teaching the little ones a little bit of coding the last couple of years. Last year I created what I thought was a very successful coding unit using a combination of offline and online coding activities. I decided to complete this course to learn any additional tips and tricks for teaching coding and computational thinking (which I am still figuring out). My family and I love ice cream! We spend the summer traveling to swim meets and only go to the meets that have ice cream parlors. If you are ever in Plains, Montana make sure to visit Ripples. They serve awesome ice cream.



My name is Georgina. I live and work in New Zealand

I teach at the tertiary level but have recently foundede a computing club for kids. This is to help my children and others become digitally-capable so they have the opportunity to participate fully in the advancing digital technology world.

I am delighted about Code.org’s Professional Learning opportunity for educators. The course is easy to understand and the video components make learning fun. I am interested in being part of this community to learn effective ways to teach I just completed Course A. I enjoyed every bit of it and found it engaging. I was able to carry on with the course even while in the kitchen cooking because I could listen to the video sessions while working. Great course! It’s just awesome!


Hello my name is Eduardus Kresna Purnama i live in Indonesia, i am not teach any grade coz i not have teaching degree so formally i cant become teacher at school. I am interested become part of this community coz i want learn Computer Science and i believe this community can help me in this part.
My email : eduarduskresna@gmail.com
Favorite ice cream flavour: Chocolate with malt :joy:
You can contact me with my email buddy :love_you_gesture:


Hi forum,

My name is Kirstin and I’m living and working in Ottawa, ON, Canada. I teach adults at a local College, and I’ve always wanted to learn about coding. I’m here, with a friend and colleague, to complete the Teaching Computer Science course.

You can find me online at twitter (@kirstinbrie), at instagram, and on GoodReads.

My last coding experience was in early elementary school when we learned basic coding on unibody macs. It wasn’t a fun or successful experience, and I’d like to change this! My favourite ice cream is mint chocolate chip.


My name is Serdar Mutlu. I’m a technology teacher in international schools for more than a decade. Currently, I live in Saudi Arabia with my wife and two sons. For a long time, I’ve been a fan of Code.org and now completing online course.
You can follow me on Twitter at @ilearn_ishare


Hey there!

My name is Josef Wiesholzer and I’m an educator from Germany. In the last 5 years I taught German as a Foreign Language and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) in High School in Peru but recently I moved to Switzerland.

Within the last years I realized the importance of Computer Science in the classroom and felt I had to get a deeper understanding in order to be able to prepare my students for the future. Therefore and since I got plenty of time right now, I decided to form part in this community.

You can find me on LinkedIn

Thanks for having me!


I’m Melanie Owens and I teach middle school computer classes in Herndon, VA. Last year we began offering a coding class using CS First. This year we are adding an advanced coding course using Code.org. I’ve heard good things about Code.org and I’n very interested in exploring. My classes always participate in The Hour of Code.


Hai Kiki,
My name is Dyah. I live in Tangerang, Indonesia, Southeast Asia. So far away from USA. But i am very interesting about coding, because i am teacher at elementary school, SDIT Bait Adzkia Ciputat Tangerang Selatan Indonesia and as a classroom teacher, i want to give another option for my students to learn about computer, especially how to make program for a game. And here i am. I am very lucky, because i can find this website and have a lot teaching materials for my 2nd grade. Meanwhile, at school there are not enough computer. So, i can use the unplugged materials and give some example to my students. Beside that, i want to join the community and learn from another person or teachers.

You can reach me, at my facebook Dyah Anggoro Ratri or instagram dyaharatri. I don’t have any past experience about CS. This is my first experience and my first impression with CS. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate.

This is me and my students.

Hallo aus Indonesia :slight_smile:


Hi, My name is Patricia Amos & I am a Kindergarten teacher at Dudley Elementary School in Wirtz, Virginia. I am interested to learn about ways to teach our new Computer Science SOLs.


Hi! My name is Sherry Bradstreet and I am a second grade teacher in a small rural town located in Montana. I’m new at this but so excited to use CS to enhance my students’ education. I’ve “played” with code.org before in my classroom, but I have never really learned it or taught it to its fullest extent. I look forward to this new adventure and exciting tool! :slight_smile:


Hi, I am Mrs. H. I teach eighth graders American History, and this year I am also teaching a Leadership course. I teach in Pennsylvania. I have used some of the Hour of Code activities with my students, and am looking forward to learning more about coding. I am interested in tying some of the debugging and coding activities into lessons about problem solving with real world scenarios.


Super excited to start this course! Currently I teach High School Math in St. Louis, MO.


Hello, I am Scott Varner. I am a database developer turned Chief Technology Officer for Frederick County, Virginia. I have a 6 year old daughter that I have been teaching to code. A colleague recommended Code.org as a resource. It’s one thing to know how to code and another to know how to teach it. I would like to start an after school coding club at my daughter’s school. Looking forward to learning from all of you.


Hi, I am Darelynn Fung. I have been teacher instrumental music for 26 years and this year took on an 8th grade Technology Education course. Looking forward to adding a new subject to the mix.


My name is Loftur and I am from Iceland. I teach at a secondary school… upper secondary school (fjölbraut - they are 16-19)
I mostly teach English though I also teach information technology and such - I am interested in this because I am interested in coding.


Hello! My name is Jonathan. I am a middle school teacher in Georgia, U.S. I have had some students requesting a class to learn coding. I decided to try to learn it myself in hopes of teaching it to a class.


Welcome Pat!

Glad you are modeling growth mindset for your students! You might be interested in applying for the middle school professional development program. Applications for next year are now open! You can learn more here: https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/middle-high


My name is Subrenia and I’m an elementary teacher in a title 1 school in Dumfries, Virginia. I’ve been teaching for 15 years in a variety of grades and am currently teaching 2nd grade. I am excited about introducing basic coding to my students.


Welcome Subrenia-

We love to see experienced educators offer coding to their students! If you need in-person support, please make sure to reach out to our Regional Partner in Virgina, CodeVA https://www.codevirginia.org/