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, 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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