BootUp is dedicated to empowering elementary teachers and students through computer science and creating equitable computer science programs in underrepresented and underserved communities. Since 2015, BootUp has worked with over 300 elementary schools impacting over 150,000 students, providing in-person professional development, coaching, and resources that prepare teachers to facilitate coding projects in Scratch and ScratchJr. Students are inspired through creative and interactive lessons that allow them to explore their personal interests with code.
To level the equity playing field by empowering K-5 teachers in underserved and under-represented communities with life-changing coding and computer science curricula and skills.
Abby Funabiki, MPA
Associate Executive Director
Jared O'Leary, PhD
Director of Education & Research
McKay Perkins, MS
Stacie Mason, PhD
Research and Evaluation
Our Board of Directors
Board Treasurer and Executive Director, Park City Institute
Todd Ullah, Ed.D
Board Chair and Vice President, National Education Foundation
Board Vice Chair and Director of Educational Innovation and Leadership, Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech
Board Secretary and Chief Relationship & Development Officer, Q Financial Design Workshops, LLC
Senior Improvement Coach, Ed Direction