Welcome! Please introduce yourself

Greetings all, My name is Maja Andersen, I live in Phoenix AZ. I am not a teacher! I am a retired engineer and currently a Girl Scout co-leader with a small troop of Daisies and Brownies. (K-3rd grade), I have 2 grand kids, one is a Brownie, and the other a Cub scout. I am leading the Robotics badges for the girls, which includes an intro to programming. I am also doing a summer school for the grand kids to limit the summer learning loss. I appreciate that the courses are laid out with a good description of expectations. I am not sure what the journal and faces are for though. I am not on twitter but I am on Facebook.

Hello! My name is Emy Griffith. I live in the Seattle area and work a little bit north in Edmonds School district. I currently teach social and emotional skills to our K-6 students. I am interested in being a part of this community to deepen my understanding of the activities and expectations of our students as they work through the code.org curriculum.

Excited to get started! I’m on twitter @emygriffith

My name is Rebecca Kangabe, I am an IT professional currently working at a University.

I live in Kampala, Uganda. I have a five year old son and I recently decided to teach him how to program and thought why not teach others while I am at it.

I am not a teacher by profession though I do teach communications technologies at the University and my background is computer science.

I am excited to have found code.org as I hope it will teach me how to communicate and teach young people.

I am very lazy with checking my social media

say hello at:
skype: bexbex82
Facebook-Rebecca Kangabe

Hi my name is Laura Sutter and I am currently a 3rd grade teacher transitioning into being a media specialist next year. I live and teach in Rockville, MD outside of Washington DC.

I think this will be a great way to build my background in this topic and to have a community to share ideas and resources and suggestions on implementing code.org at my school.

Hi My Name is Debbie. I am a second grade teacher in Maryland. I am just looking to get out of my comfort zone.

Hello! My name is Abby Taylor and I live in Seattle and teach in the Edmonds School District. I teach High School Math (Algebra 1 and Geometry) and I’m interested in learning more about how I can bring code.org into my classroom.

Hi @wolfsecho! The journal is for students to document what they learned. We find that journaling really helps students think about their learning process. The faces are a way younger learners can quickly show how they are feeling as they progress through lessons.

Welcome @griffithe737. We are in the Puget Sound as well! You can follow me on Twitter @megahoch

Welcome @cnkahungu! You don’t sound lazy at all!

My name is Brian LeCompte, I am a third grade teacher at Odenton Elementary School, Odenton Maryland, just outside of our State Capital of Annapolis. I have seen my media specialist teach an hour of Code each year with my students and see so many new Code stand-alone shops, and summer camps around this summer that I am curious what all of the fuss is about. We also have one hour per week assigned to teach in the computer lab, but lack any kind of curriculum. I feel this would give me something worthwhile to teach my students each week in the computer lab. I am interested in this community because I am interested in a community of like=minded individuals that can support one another in this endeavor.

I can be found at:

Twitter: @b_lecompte
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-lecompte/

My name is Stephanie. I am a K-5 library media specialist in Maryland. Looking forward to learning more about CSF from this online course through code.org!

Emma Ouska
Clarksburg ES
5th Grade Teacher Currently
Masters in STEM - so looking for more opportunities to develop my knowledge in those fields.

Definitely Rocky Road!


I am a full time professional software developer and homeschooling father. I’m using code.org to introduce programming and computer science concepts to my daughter, who will be starting 5th grade.


Hi all!
I’m Jane Castner and I teach 5th grade in Carrroll County, Maryland at Freedom Elementary. I want to help my students become more interested in coding. It will help them to become better problem solvers.

I am interested in ways that I can improve my craft and encourage my students to become interested more in how games are made, then just playing games.

Carol here … I provide professional learning for teachers in STEM classrooms. I am working on a class, the “T” in STEM and thought that one of the modules should be about coding … that is why I want get more familiar with resources available that I can share with the teachers in my class.

My name is emily - I teach in a magnet school 5th grade in Maryland. I have used hour of code and code.org in the past and hopet o broaden my knowledge and skills.

Hello All! My name is Aaron Robinson. I work at Welborn Academy of Science and Technology in High Point, NC. I teach middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th Graders). I want to connect with other CS Discoveries teachers to learn from their experiences and share my experiences throughout this year. I want to be the best teacher of this course and content.

Hi all,

My name is Saville Pickar and I am a teacher in Seattle, WA. I teach 1st grade in the Edmonds School District. This will be my second full year of teaching Code.org in my classroom. I am looking forward to learning to new tips and tricks for teaching computer science to my 1st graders!

Outside of the classroom I enjoy traveling, boating, and roaming the isles of Hobby Lobby :slight_smile:

HI! My name is Lori. I am a Kindergarten teacher in Maryland and have 0 experience teaching coding. But I love using technology with my class. I use Seesaw frequently and am anxious to use Kahoots and Flipgrid this coming year, too, in addition to coding. I’m glad to be a part of the community so that I can learn from all of you.
I’m on Twiiter @MrsSzeliga and Facebook.

My name is Tracy and I am a Reading Specialist in the Seattle area. I look forward to learning more about coding and computer use in the classroom. While my students will not be using computers in their time with me, I want to know about programs that may help them at home.