Teri Bauerly

Middle School Computer Science Instructor

This is Teri’s seventh year teaching and her first teaching a Computer Science course. She teaches at Spearfish Middle School, in Spearfish, SD, where she has taught STEM courses for four years and helps organize the school-wide Hour of Code each December. In addition to having coached robotics for 2 years and advising the Spartan Tech Squad, Teri started a makerspace where students have been coding robots & drones as well as creating 3D prints, cardboard furniture, and duct tape items. In our conversation, Teri talked about helping students make connections between their lives and computer science, the reasons why her high achieving students struggle with computer science, and the importance of CS in middle school. Read more about her on our blog at Techlanthropy.org

Joel Hayano

High School Computer Science Instructor

Joel Hayano teaches computer science in Powell, WY. In his high school classes, students can follow multiple paths into programming. In our conversation, Joel shares what Powell High School offers students, the connections between technology and trades, and his hopes for computer science in the future. Read more about him on our blog at Techlanthropy.org

Kellan Standley

Junior/High School Computer Science Instructor

Kellan Standley has been teaching for five years in Bainville, MT, a town of about 200 people. He teaches junior and senior high Agricultural classes, including Agricultural Technology, Computer Apps, Intro to Business, and semesters of plant science, animal science, welding, drafting, woodworking, and natural resources. This is his first year teaching Computer Science. In our conversation, Kellan describes possible CS-related futures for his rural students, how his own CS learning has made him a more empathetic teacher, and how his rural district is working to build multiple CS on-ramps for all of Bainville’s students. Read more about him on our blog at Techlanthropy.org

Casey Donahue

High School Business and Technical Education Instructor

Casey Donahue is a Business and Technical Education teacher at Bozeman High School. This is her fourth year of teaching — previously she taught in Ennis, a small town in southwest Montana, and Colstrip, a small town in eastern Montana. Here, Casey talks about teaching and learning coding, her current unit on privacy and encryption, and why she thinks students today need access to computer science.  Read more about her on our blog at Techlanthropy.org