Welcome! Please introduce yourself

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.