MCCE Cybersecurity curriculum, micro-credentials, and professional development lead.
SeaPerch robotics master trainer.
How did you get involved in K-12 computer science education?
After retiring from the Naval Academy as an Engineering professor and STEM director, I wanted to stay involved. I started to work with Anne Arundel county to provide introductory cyber and prorgraminng workshops for the teachers. From there I connected with MCCE. I continue to be involved in engineering and technology by developing training and educational support for the international SeaPerch program where students build underwater robots and control them to navigate through obstacles and challenges.
What do you find interesting about this work?
I am learning lots of new things that I find amazing. As I learn I get to share with so many teachers across the state in Maryland and find out what they need to be able to strengthen skills in classroom and learn emerging technologies. Additionally, we have connected with key developers of cyber education resources and guildelines across the country and we collaborate to create better resources that we all can share.
What is working well?
It is very effecitve the way we divide and conquer in order to break down and accomplish large projects. Many tasks look daunting, but working with various teams to put a program together, organize the resources, test it out, and add the details works well. We work with teachers, experts, and curriculum designers to help broaden participation in computer science and cybersecurity across the state in a way that respsects and supports classroom teachers.