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Hi! My name is Jason. I teach elementary physical education in WA state. Look forward to hearing more about all your experiences with Code in the classroom and how I can apply that to my role.

Hi! My name is Erin and I am a Certified K-8 teacher in Edmonds WA, just N of Seattle. I am born and raised in Seattle and attended Ballard High and University of WA! I took some years off to have kids who are now in Kindergarten and Fourth Grade. I currently am working this year as a Para educator at my kids school, supporting 5th and 6th graders in small groups and individually. I just renewed my Teaching Cert in Oct 2019, along w PGP requirements, and plan on teaching next school year. For the past 4 years I have been a substitute teacher, one month long assignment teaching 4th and have been an intermediate tutor for math and reading. Previously I taught 1st Grade and Kindergarten. I have worked with ELL, homeless, and highly capable learners and am interested to see how to apply Code to each and every group and individual!

My ten year old daughter has used Code.org for years at her school. Last school year, her teacher had them program Obots as a fun STEM activity. Both my kids love rockets and space, science and programming, math and building things. So, beyond this and science kits through school, I am new to Coding. I am 36, so this was not taught in my personal schooling as a kid.

I love World Class Chocolate (Baskin Robbins) but anything with Caramel, Mint, Oats, Cinnamon is loved by me.

Hi! I’m Sherry. I am a certified teacher in Texas for PK-12 (depending on subject) and I have been teaching for over 15 years. I am in my 2nd year of teaching coding to 7th & 8th graders. I teach Information Technology & Computer Science classes with Code.org.

Hello everyone, my name is Yetunde Olasoji. I am from Nigeria and I teach key stage 2 students computing and also train educators on how to use tools that will keep or make them relevant 21st century educators. I am interested in code.org because of way they have simply coding for youths.

I always used this platform to introduce my students to the world of coding. The hour of code has always done the magic for me.


My favourite quote is by Alvin Toffler

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”

Hello! My name is Nina R. and I am a 3rd grade educator in Mountlake Terrace. I am interested in joining this community in order to connect with other educators who have fantastic ideas about bringing computer science to the classroom! I have used Code.org a bit in my class but would like to expand my knowledge.

Hi! My name is Greg Martin. I live in Edmonds, Washington. I teach 1st graders, and want to give them a chance to learn some of the basic concepts of coding.

You can connect with me on twitter: @GregMartin42.

Though I have no previous experience using Code.org, I’m very excited to learn how to use it in my classroom.

My favorite flavor of ice cream is Rocky Road.

Hi all,
My name is Kaleigh Kline, I’m a 6th grade teacher in the Edmonds School District. This is my first year teaching 6th grade and 5th year teaching.

I’m super excited to learn how to better teach code.org and find a community of people who are in the same boat as I am.

My twitter can be found here

Hi Everyone!

My name is Katie Johnson. I live in Los Angeles California and work at Haskell STEAM Magnet. I teach 4th grade. It is my first year teaching!

I am interested in this community because I want to incorporate technology, coding, and computer science into my classroom!

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My name is Christopher Luna and I live in Pasadena, California. I work for LAUSD and I am currently working at Ann Street Elementary. I currently teach 4th grade. I’m interested in being part of this community to help get ideas or recommendations on implementing Computer Science and/or coding in a classroom setting.

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My name is Consuelo Palmer and I live and work in beautiful Seattle, Washington teaching 5th grade.
I am interested in being a part of the code.org community because with the rapid expansion of technology, I think it is important to introduce students as early as possible to computer science. I look forward to learning and sharing ideas from this forum.

Hi there! My name is Maryjo Green. I live (and work) in the Edmonds School District in Edmonds, WA. I currently am a K-6 Substitute Teacher, but most recently had a long-term substitute position in 1st Grade, so that’s the grade I’ll use for the purposes of this training. :slight_smile: I got my Master’s in Teaching in Technology…many, many years ago. This is my entry into learning what I feel are some very important skills in today’s classrooms and I hope to be able to apply what I learn here in my own classroom soon!

Hello everyone,
My name is Marcos Alba and I am a Special Education teacher in LAUSD, California. I work with students with moderate-to-severe disabilities and I have been teaching for the past 6 years at the same school site. The Computer Science Fundamentals course has been very fun and I can’t wait to start exploring a new course with my students as lead learner. The concept of being a lead learner is like a load off of my shoulders because this role allows me to learn along with my students and not have to be an expert in computer science. I have a fun journey ahead!

HI! I am Brittany Gebka and I am a 4th grade Gifted Magnet teacher in Los Angeles, California. I have really enjoyed the Computer Science Fundamentals course and I really and looking forward to implementing it with my students next year. I have a lot to learn as well and I am excited to have this forum to lean on if I need help or support with taking my students to the next level.


My name Zaira Augusto and live and work in Los Angeles, CA and I work for Los Angeles Unified School district. I currently teach special need students, specifically students with Autism. I am interested in coding and teaching my students how to code because I want to expose them to a new topic and provide them with something that can become more. Perhaps coding can help them in other ways traditional paper and pencil can’t.

Hello, my name is Kassie and I teach intermediate (4/5/6th grade) general education in the Edmonds School District in Washington State. I am participating in a professional development course focused on computer sciences and would like to experience this learning with others. I have very little experience with teaching computer sciences and am excited to learn more about implementing this resource in my classroom.

My favorite ice cream flavor changes depending on the day, but I usually tend towards fruity flavors with the justification that if it has fruit then it is healthy.

Hello - I am an elementary school educator and I just finished my 11th year teaching. I have been a special education teacher and next year I will be teaching general education in an intermediate grade. I am interested in learning more about computer science so I can better teach, learn and explore with my class! I live in Northern Seattle area and teach in the Edmonds School district.

My name is Brenda Rizo. I live in Los Angeles and work at Albion Street Elementary. I work with students in grades Kindergarten-6th grade. I am excited about being part of this community because I will be teaching computer science fundamentals in the upcoming school year.

Hi. My name is LoAnn. I am a teacher in the Edmonds School District, Wa. This is a professional development opportunity which I plan to use with my students. I also want to develop more engaging assignments for online. My experience is, well none. I am excited about learning coding and would enjoy working with others. Currently, I teach 7th grade Math and Science.

My name is Jennifer Miranda. I am a Kindergarten teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District (CA). I am planing to teaching computer science fundamentals this upcoming academic school year because I want to give all students the opportunity to be computer scientist and see it as a viable career choice starting as early as Kindergarten.

I’m Ashley White and I am a K-5 computer lab teacher in Georgia. Georgia recently adopted Computer Science standards. I want to be able to implement these CS standards with fidelity. There are so many CS skills that can be applied to all academic areas and in life.