Welcome! Please introduce yourself



Hello! My name is Naomi Dove.

I live and teach in Tustin, California. I’ll be starting my 18th year of teaching middle school students this fall. I’ve always been a language arts teacher and am now starting my third year at one of the newest schools in our district. At this new site, I teach all subjects in a blended learning environment. I’m hoping that being a part of this community can help me better understand coding and the important role it plays in the world my students will be participating in as they move through high school and beyond. As I am a coding novice, I hope that I can learn enough to at least help spark an interest in coding with my students and hopefully help facilitate their exploration.

You can find me on twitter @naomidove - My favorite ice-cream flavor is Chocolate Malted Crunch!


My name is Kimberly Wynn. I live in Edgewood, Wa and work in the auburn School Dristrict. I am a 1st grade teacher. I am interested in learning more about computer science and how to incorporate coding into my teaching.

my favorite ice cream flavor is peanut butter and chocolate.


I am Jenny Brandon. I teach middle school technology in west Tennessee. I am getting ready for the CS Discoveries coarse in Nashville. I have used Code.org for the past 5 years for the Hour of Code but my students always wander off to learn more once they finish.
My favorite ice cream of all time: Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch but I haven’t found any in a couple of years.


Hi! My name is Faith Plunkett, and I am a technology coach in Decatur, Alabama. For the past four years, I taught Entertainment Technology Academy to K-5, which was computer science and video game design. I stumbled across this while trying to prepare new teachers to teach CS. I’m excited to learn from you all. My favorite ice cream is rainbow sherbert!


Hello everyone! My name is Sidney Boden and I am a fourth grade teacher at Sparta Elementary in Sparta Missouri. I’m interested in being part of this community because digital literacy is becoming more and more relevant in our classrooms and I think Code.org is a great resource for incorporating digital literacy into the classroom. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate!

Feel Free to connect with me on:
LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/sidney-boden-86b7aa82
Twitter - @MissBodenG4
TeachersPayTeachers - The Gleeful Geek Teacher


Hi everyone, my name is Alethea Vlantis I live in Perth, Australia and teach Pre-Primary. I am hoping to lead my littlies on a journey of discovery. I love mint ce-cream.


Hello! My name is Candace Claycomb, and this is going to be my 15th year teaching at Parkway Elementary In St. Joseph, MO. I currently teach third grade, and I am always looking for ways to help my students. I admit coding is something I started with my students last year, but they still know more about it than I do. I am hoping to keep improving and learning with help from this community.


Hello! My name is Kathy Creech. I am a STEM teacher at a preparatory school in South Carolina. I teach 3 year olds through 5th grade.:sunglasses:


My name Brett Ramsey and I was the fourth grade teacher at Kent View Christian Elementary School in the Rainier Christian School District. This coming school year will be the Maker Space teacher in our district. This is an exciting new program in our district. Maker Space is a STEAM program that teaches coding, robotics, 3D printing, circuitry, and art. I plan on doing quite a bit with photography since that is my passion. I will be teaching 3-8 grade in Auburn, WA. I signed up to learn about coding as I do not know anything about it yet.


Hello! My name is Kirsten and I’m currently starting my 2nd year as the Computer Lab Instructor for TK-8th grade at a small, rural school in northern California. We used some of the hour of code activities last year and the students really enjoyed them. I’m pretty new to the coding world and I’m looking forward to participating in the forum and incorporating the Code Studio courses with my existing technology curriculum. Thank you!


Welcome Kristen!

Sounds like you have a good direction for this coming year. Make sure to reach out via this forum throughout the year as you get going.



Hi there…new to all of this. Will be teaching a coding class to Grades 3 and 4 this coming year.


Welcome! Bring all your questions here as you prepare and teach your class.


I got my feet wet in teaching computers to K-5 last year. This upcoming year, I look forward to expanding teaching preschool through 5th grade. I got to know Code.org this past year and I want to learn more, especially about those hands on activities for the little ones to start thinking about computer science. Last but not least, my favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. :slight_smile:


Hi My name is Traci Gue and I live work for the Hamilton Southeastern school district as a first grade teacher. I am interested in being a part of this community so that I can learn new things and in turn teach new things to my 21st century learners!

Here is a link to my Twitter account

I have used code.org several times while teaching K, 1, & 2 grades. The kids LOVE it every time we use it!!

Mint Chocolate Chip is amazing as well as Coconut Chocolate Chip!


Hi! My name is Michelle, I am from Mexico City, I’m 31 years old and I am an ESL and EFL teacher at a private elementary school in my city.
I usually teach 3rd to 6th grade, but in the after school program I have up to 9th grade.
I’m very interested in learning about code because this is not the future of teaching anymore, it’s the present! It is very important that, as teachers, we are prepared for all the technology our students have access to and introduce them to technology they aren’t using yet.

I don’t usually use my social media for many teaching purposes, but I do like to upload some things to my IG @michelleambrollins
I am crazy about animals, tattoos, wrestling, and teaching of course.

This is me


Hi. I’m an industrial engineer turned homeschool mom. Would like my kids (5&7) be exposed to computer science early on. Found code.org and hope this give us a nice start. Best regards!


My name is Art Spencer. I live and work in Auburn, WA, USA. I teach pre-school through fifth grade as the building Teacher Librarian at my school. I’ve done Hour of Code for years, and thought I’d dive in a bit deeper finally.

Twitter: @bookvoyages

I usually get vanilla ice cream, but with mix ins if available!


I am a computer scientist who likes to teach especially using a computer. I’ve programmed in many traditional languages and wrote games as a kid. I am retired now but want to create an additive game to teach language skills quicker and more all encompassing.:slight_smile:


Hi. I’m Janine.I work in the Greater Toronto area in Ontario.I teach at the university level mostly to computer consultants but I love teaching computer science to beginners of any age.I would like to be part of this community to collaborate with people interested in teaching using computer games.