Ms. Aguilar King

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UNT BBA Marketing 2008 New Product Development Certification 2008 MJ Strategic Communication and Computer Education 2013 TEXES Generalist EC-6 TEXES Technology Education 6-12

Ms. Aguilar King

 
 
This year, LPS entered a partnership with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS to build our Computer Science program!

There are more than 500,000 open computer science positions without qualified talent to fill them across all industries. As a computer immersion school, we are trying to help ensure our students have access to the necessary education to ensure a successful future for them.

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS is a program that recruits, mentors, and places passionate technology professionals into high school classrooms as volunteer instructors. These volunteers bring subject matter expertise and will join to teach computer science together. TEALS provides training for both parties, rigorous curricula, and opportunities for students to continue their education outside of the classroom.

We offer the following courses:

• Fundamentals of Computer Science (8th and 9th grade)

• Computer Science 1

• Computer Science 2, and 

• Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science.

The Computer Science 1 is based on the award-winning University of California Berkeley CS10 course and is adapted specifically for high schools. 

 
Before any project- I tell students "do not build without a plan!" While the mantra has become a running theme in my classes, I truly believe in this principle. That's why I've spent over 60 professional development hours this year focused on building and growing the computer science curriculum this year. 
 
Five professionals from the computer science and software engineering field served as volunteers this year. They have also dedicated countless hours outside of their current careers to learn the fundamentals of instruction and prepare lessons for LPS students. 
 
If you're interested in volunteering, please apply at https://www.tealsk12.org/volunteers/new/
 
 
More about me:
My master's degree is in strategic communication and computer education. During my studies, I worked in marketing, alumni and student communications at the University of North Texas. I spend over a decade in marketing, app and content development for housing and financial services companies. I hold a bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing and product development. My husband, Sean, and I both graduated from UNT and love our two dogs, Ren and Layla. Both dogs are named after pop culture icons, as we both love everything film, sports and music!