Mark Shouldice -Computer Science Teacher
About Me: Aurora is my hometown and where I grew up. It amazes me to see how much it has changed and grown over the years. I attended Overland High School. My next step was to attend Southwest Baptist University where I received a bachelor of science in Social Science Education with a minor in computer science. After teaching a few years, Walden University is where I worked to earn a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in classroom technology integration. Currently, I serve as the computer teacher at Mrachek Middle School in Aurora, CO. As well, I have taught for twenty-six years in my home state working to integrate technology in the Denver Public Schools and the Aurora Public Schools. In addition, I have served in the Scalable Game Design initiative for nine years as a participant, a teacher leader/trainer, and Advisory Board member. Last, my side avocation is officiating high school basketball, in which I have worked seventeen seasons.
My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day. I do my job by teaching students computational thinking via Scalable Game Design, the use of technology, and project based learning. As well, I volunteer as the technology coordinator to support teachers to integrate technology into their lessons/classrooms. My community needs me to do my job.