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Hi! My name is Kathy and I am from Wyoming! I will be teaching 3rd grade this year (I seem to move grade levels every 2-3 years so I have become very flexible in my teaching!) I am interested in being a part of this community because this is my first experience with coding and computer science. I was looking for a way to make my computer time with my students be meaningful and have a long-lasting effect on my students…more than just games! :slight_smile:

This is how I often feel at school! LOL

And my favorite ice cream flavor is Rocky Road!

I am looking forward to getting to know everyone!


Hi, my name is Kaye and I am from Perth, Western Australia. I teach year 5/6 and am the STEM coordinator at my school. I also give support to fellow teachers in their classrooms with digital technology. I am looking forward to being part of this community and learning how to improve the quality of computer science that we deliver at my school.:grinning:

my twitter : @kaye_henning


Hello, my name is Nanci Deckert and I am the new technology/computer science teacher at St. Bernadette school.
This is a new position that will be paired up with library. I am so excited to be able to give my students coding and computer skills.


Hi! My name is Janine Draper and I teach Grade 3 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. I have never taught coding before so this is all brand new - for me and my students! I am super excited to be starting Code Studio as I am confident that the level of engagement and excitement will be very high! Looking forward to learning something new!!

You can follow my classroom at:
Twitter: @MrsDrapersClass
Website: grade3.willowstoneacademy.com

My favourite icecream flavour is…vanilla. Boring, I know, but it goes great with everything!!


Hi everyone! I’m Maureen Brunner. I live in work in Indianapolis, IN. I teach high school, grades 9-12. I am new to teaching computer science so I am hopeful to learn from all of you!


My name is Mangesh Nikam. I am from the state of Maharashtra in India. I work as Science Laboratory Assistant at a school for students from tribal communities. I also do the job of Librarian and Computer Lab Assistant as these posts are vacant for now. I have learned basics of programming in C, Python, Javascript, Java and Ruby. Currently, I am learning Web Development on FreeCodeCamp and Android App Development on Udacity. By taking this course at Code.org, I hope to learn how to help students learn fundamentals of computer science and programming. I also want to get my kids interested in computer science and programming. They already have accounts at code.org. I want to thank you all for making these resources available for us all.


Burley Junior High School
8th Grade Computer Science Discoveries and Beginning Computers
I am implementing the new CSD curriculum this year!


My name is Lauren Jones. I just started at a new school and one of my classes is a STEM class (with no prior curriculum) that includes students in 11th and 12th grade. I thought that giving the students an overview of the types of topics in STEM would be a good way to structure this class. I came upon this curriculum looking to the computer science aspect. I only have at most 9 weeks to introduce this topic and was hoping to get some recommendations about how to appoarch this with that time frame. I believe the express course would be to simple, but am unsure if a can just pick two units from the high school one without creating issues. If someone has any advice please let me know :slight_smile:

My favorite ice cream is death by chocolate!


Good morning!!! My name is Jasmine White, and this is my first year teaching a Technology Class. I’ve heard nothing but good reviews about code.org and I’m anxious and excited to learn the ins and outs of the curriculum.

This would be my first year teaching and I’m hoping this forum would provide me with advice/tips and words of encouragement throughout the school year.

I am in the Raleigh, NC area and the closest code.org rep is in Charlotte, NC. So I’m hoping to become a pro so I can be a representative for my area.

My favorite ice cream is Caramel Apple Butter.


Hi, I am Cassandra Brailsford. I teach Business courses in South Carolina in high school, 9-12.
What to add this to my classes to help my students with coding.
I have never taught coding and only took on C++ course in college years ago.
I can be found on twitter @cbrailsford5.


Hi, my name is Nicole and I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am a Technology Facilitator and this year I will be teaching Technology 1/2 of my school day. I am hoping to use the lessons in CODE to teach coding. I wish there was a rep in my area, so I am going to take the online course. Wish me luck.


I’m Kim and I live in IL. I teach 2nd grade and I see the correlation between coding and applying those problem solving skills in other areas of the curriculum. Last year, I piloted the program and the students and I loved it. They found it challenging and fun and wanting to do more. I attended a code.org workshop last Spring and learned of the value of the unplugged lessons and so this year am changing my approach. My personal twitter handle is @KHahnenkamp and my classroom twitter handle is @Gr2H2016 My favorite ice cream flavor is moose tracks.


My name is Javier Arias. I live and teach in Mexico City, CDMX México. I have A wide range of students from 7th. To 12th. grade. Technology facilitator for staff at my school: The Garside School.
I used to lecture at college but switched down on Youngers whom I love to Teach.
This is my third year using code.org and I have my 7, 9, and 11ths work on it. They love it. On the other grades I introduce courses in CodeHS, CodeCademy, & Khan Academy…
My personal page
I love chess you may challenge me.

… Oh, and the best mix is Vanilla Ice cream on Lemon Ice


My name is Greg Nunez and I am from New York. I have been teaching grades K-2 for 4 years now. This school year I will be the technology teacher for grades K-7.

I want to be part of this community so I can get help and idea on teaching technology to early learners.


Hi all!

My name is Veronica and I’m actually not a teacher, but a public librarian/public library director of a library in a teeny tiny town in upstate New York. I’m interested in participating in this community because I am in the process of getting some comp sci programming going at the library, including Google’s CS First & code.org’s CS Fundamentals. This will hopefully be a series of after school enrichment classes for elementary aged children.

I have background in comp sci (minored in it in college, and have dabbled in programming since the 90s,) but no background in teaching, so I would love to see how teachers do what they do!

Here is a picture of me in a cave. Nice to meet you all! :slight_smile:


Hey there one and all!

My name is Delyssa and I currently reside in Pittsburg, CA where I just started working as an administrative assistant as well as the computer teacher for grades K- 7th. I really don’t know where to begin essentially. I was introduced to Code.org right when school started so I haven’t actually had the time to sit down and really look it over. From what I can tell it looks really fun, exciting and educational. I suppose I’m more hesitant on the whole teaching aspect than computer part because I have always been comfortable around computers.

I look forward to learning all I can!


Hello, my name is Dr. Jessica Stepaniak. I’m with the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada. I am an Instructional Coach for 21st Century Learning so I teach teachers. I’m excited to learn this so I can relate it to the 21st Century Learning Competencies and share with other teachers.


Hello my name is Greg Johnson I teach elementary technology at Andrews Heights Elementary in Tornado, WV.


Hi All!
My name is Leah Guidry. I am a Library Teacher in the most wonderful little elementary school (I say this the weekend before school starts) around! I have been a library teacher for 3 years. I also have a background in higher education, instructional design, and school counseling.
I am so excited about teaching coding because of the intense buy-in I have seen students make when they feel empowered. I want to learn to be the most effective coding teacher I can!


Hi! My name is Lauren. I am a primary school teacher currently relieving Reception to Yr 7 classes at various schools in Adelaide, South Australia.

This week I am relieving for a specialist Science teacher. He told me about Code.org and asked to continue the courses with the students. I love a challenge so I accepted and I have had a lot of fun today learning from the kids because my knowledge of coding is pretty much non-existent. I thought I would like to know more, and I was happy to see that Code.org offers an online professional learning course and a forum where I can discuss computer science with other teachers teacher across the world!

My favourite ice cream flavour is Lemon Sorbet.