Professional Work

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Non-Profit Leadership

  • Chief Academic Officer for world's largest K-12 computer science education organization
  • Designed K-12 pathway, curriculum, and professional development
  • Developed strategy for bringing computer science education to all schools and districts

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Advocacy and Policy

  • Lobbied for policies that support computer science education at the state and national level (e.g., funding, standards, certification, graduation requirements)
  • Led the development of the K-12 CS Framework (k12cs.org)

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International Development

  • Consulted Ministries of Education per education policy
  • Served as an expert to the OECD for PISA 2021
  • Held workshops for international partners

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Award-Winning Teaching

  • Inspired students to create games and apps for social causes, and implemented initiatives to broaden participation in computer science among underrepresented groups.
  • 2010 Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Educator
  • Featured in "American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom"
  • Certified in biology, physics, math, health, and technology education