Brenda Bass

Brenda Bass has over 30 years of teaching experience, most recently as the Science/STEAM Lab Teacher for Fort Bend School District in Sugar Land, Texas where she taught K-5 coding, STEAM challenges and physical computing to help support science standards. She was also the coding/robotics sponsor. Prior to the Science/STEAM Lab, she was a Digital Learning Specialist supporting multiple campuses with technology integration, facilitating Professional Development as well as supporting coding/robotics clubs. At the District level, she provided support for district-wide initiatives such as STEM/LOGO Institute, Scratch Day, training coding/robotic sponsors and Film Festival.

Before moving to Fort Bend, Brenda taught in Frenship and Lubbock School Districts. She taught 6-8 grade Multimedia and Web Design where she incorporated Project Based Learning. Brenda assisted with BEST Robotics Team. She was a Curriculum Technologist Specialist as well as a Computer Technologist. She was a student sponsor for TCEA Robotics Contests where students placed 2nd in 2006 and 2nd and 3rd in 2007 at the Regional Technology Fair.

Brenda has presented on technology integration in the classroom at TCEA and ISTE. She was a part of the We Teach CS Collaborative Grant where she received over 60 hours of Computer Science Training.

Brenda is married to David and has two daughters and a son-in-law.

Outside of work she enjoys traveling, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Our Team

Our team is committed to expanding equitable access to computer science and coding. We are former public educators, creatives, lifelong learners that are deeply engaged and passionate about what we do.

Brenda Bass

Professional Development Facilitator

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Heather Cunningham

Professional Development Facilitator

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Abby Funabiki

Associate Executive Director

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Laurie Green

Professional Development Facilitator

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Michael Hanahan

Development Consultant

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Stacie Mason

Research and Evaluation

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Karen Melara

Marketing Manager

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Clark Merkley

Executive Director

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Jared O'Leary

Director of Education & Research

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McKay Perkins

Professional Development Facilitator

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Kelly Powers

Professional Development Facilitator

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