Skyview High School teacher Kim Hansen recently received an Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. The award, from the Oregon/Southwest Washington affiliate of the National Center for Women in Technology, “recognizes educators who have demonstrated a commitment to encouraging young womxn’s computing interest.”
Hansen teaches AP computer science and python coding classes in the school’s Science, Math and Technology Magnet Program, of which she’s been a part since 1997. She also has mentored students in developing award-winning mobile apps.
In addition, Vancouver students from three schools earned honors in the Northwest region’s Aspirations in Computing awards program.
- Natalie Humber, Skyview High School, Regional Award winner (second year of recognition)
- Emilia Plante, Skyview, Regional Award winner
- Claire Russell, Skyview, Regional Award winner (second year of recognition)
- Emily Smith, Columbia River High School, Regional Award winner
- Olivia Trapani, Skyview, Regional Award winner
- Abigail Andersen, Vancouver iTech Preparatory, honorable mention
- Bryanne Brady, Skyview, honorable mention
- Aleah Breen, Skyview, honorable mention
- Camryn Goldsmith, iTech, honorable mention
- Holly Hutchison, Skyview, honorable mention
- Sofia Lacki, Skyview, honorable mention
- Megan Sarkissian, Skyview, honorable mention (second year of recognition)
- Sage Ford, Skyview, certificate of distinction
Recognition is based on students’ academic history, technical skills, aptitudes, experiences, leadership abilities, outreach to others, aspirations and future plans. Students receive trophies or certificates; networking opportunities; and opportunities to earn scholarships, internships and other experiences.