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McKay Perkins

McKay Perkins is dedicated to developing creative instruction to make education come alive for elementary learners. He believes that when teachers devote time and energy to insert education into a child’s imagination, it unlocks the student’s potential, and willingness to pursue it. He has five years of elementary teaching experience and has loved every minute of it.

McKay left the full-time teacher role to receive a Master’s degree in Instructional Design at Brigham Young University, where he wanted to learn how to improve the learning experience for elementary children. He found coding. Since then, McKay has worked for three years teaching elementary students, elementary teachers, and elementary education students how to code and how to integrate technology in ways that transform their classrooms. He has led professional development sessions on coding and he understands students’ desire to learn this exciting medium. He also understands many of the stressors that teachers face, and has had practice helping to alleviate them.

McKay is married to Kristen, and is expecting a baby boy in June. A few of the things he enjoys are: technology, games and game development, stories and storytelling, family time, Star Wars, music, video editing, barbershop singing, classroom design and setup, and coding. He believes that all of these hobbies and activities can be creatively used to enrich and enliven instruction.

Our Team

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

Clark Merkley

Executive Director

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Abby

Abby Funabiki, MPA

Associate Executive Director

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Jared O'Leary

Jared O'Leary, PhD

Director of Education & Research

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Karen

Karen Melara

Marketing Manager

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Tizara Taylor

District Coding Accelerator

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Suzanne B. Carlson, M. Ed.

District Coding Accelerator

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Brenda Bass

PD Facilitator

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McKay

McKay Perkins, MS

PD Facilitator

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Laurie

Laurie Green

PD Facilitator

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Heather Cunningham

PD Facilitator

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Carlos Leon

PD Facilitator

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Melody Hagaman

PD Facilitator

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Ashley Waring

PD Facilitator

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Kelly Powers

PD Facilitator

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Michael Hanahan

Marketing Consultant

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Emilie Martinez

Web Developer

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Stacie Mason, PhD

Research and Evaluation

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