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Oregon | 2017
Christopher has been making an impact on education, both inside and outside of the classroom, for 15 years. As a classroom teacher, Chris developed a comprehensive, four-year Computer Science program for which students receive college credit. The program focuses on student-generated projects and connects students to industry professionals to foster work-based learning opportunities. Recently, Chris has transitioned into a TOSA role for Career and Technical Education at Portland Public schools where he creates professional development and mentors new teachers. In particular, he has been collaborating on a mentorship program to support industry professionals transitioning to the classroom in STEM related fields. Chris works with local, state, and national groups to offer professional development for K-12 teachers who want to bring coding into their classrooms and is involved in planning the Oregon Game Project Challenge.