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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/





Hi! My name is Alisha and I live in Georgia! This year I teach First Grade co-teaching and 5th Grade Resource. I am in the process of getting my Specialist in Instructional Technology. I can’t wait to learn more about coding!



My name is Trish and I am in Florida. I am a School Library Media Specialist and have been “dabbling” in coding for a few years now, but really want to understand the process better. I want to integrate more of the computer sciences into my curriculum and this seemed a good place to start! I have been teaching in a K-6 elementary school for 30 years and I am still learning new tools to share with my students. Looking forward to using the resources.



Hi there!
My name is Kerri Hardy from Aurora, Ontario, Canada.
I am a teacher librarian at a k-8 school.
I did this a little backwards and have been using the CS fundamentals course with the grade 6 students that I teach and now I am taking the course. I’m hoping that I get some more insight for how to encourage other teachers at my school to take the coding plunge.
I am amazed at how much my students have grown in their perseverance, problem solving and willingness to try challenging things. The best are the discussions after when we relate it to other areas in our lives ie math, art, any other area :slight_smile:
I tell them all the time…They are going to grow up to be the app creators…not just the app consumers!

Love to @code.org from Canada
follow me on twitter @joyfullibrary



Hello! My name is Richard Byrd and I am a 4th/5th grade elementary teacher in Ojai, California. I’m interested in taking part in this community so as to help enrich my understanding of computer sciences in the classroom. Thus, helping to enrich my students’ understanding of computer sciences as well.



Hi, my name is Nadezha M. Jimenez; I live in Dominican Republic and teach in a private school named Colegio Dominicano De La Salle. I am a computer teacher 3rd to 6th grade



Welcome Kerri!

Have you checked out our CS Discoveries curriculum for Middle School? https://code.org/educate/csd