Amanda McCloskey is a Grade 5 Teacher at Stonehill International School in Bengaluru, India. Amanda runs the PYP Code Club and MinecraftEdu ECA at Stonehill to promote coding in the primary school. Amanda believes that students should learn to become creators online and not just consumers. This is Stonehill's second year of participating in the Global Codeathon.
Sitwat Khan is the Middle School Science and Robotics teacher at St. Paul American School Hanoi , Vietnam. She has been in international teaching for the past 6 years. She started robotics club from grade 1 to high school using Lego EV3 and NXT. Although amateur in coding, she has nonetheless integrated technology in her classroom. She is also guiding Grade 6 with Scratch.
Brian is the PYP Coordinator at Xi’an HI-Tech International School. He is originally from Ireland but has been in international education for the past 12 years. He enjoys burritos.
Steve Katz, a long time classroom teacher, currently works as a Technology Integration Specialist. He has supported Hour of Code and is incorporating coding in the curriculum where he can and is sponsoring a MakerSpace activity where several of the students are coding.
Pat Frape is the Elementary School Technology Coordinator who manages IT at ISKL’s Melawati Campus and also teaches tech integration in Grade 3. He also hosts year round coding after school activities, as well as helps host MS and HS Programming Clubs. Pat, along with Steve Katz, ES Tech Integrator, will be hosting 34 students at ISKL’s Melawati Campus for the Codeathon.
Anka Vonic is the High School Technology Coordinator at ISKL Malaysia and teaches a robotics elective class. She also started an after school robotics team two years ago that competes in the annual VEX Robotics competition. Previously she has run various robotics after school activities for kids from Pre-K to High School.
Saleshni Cook hopped on the coding bandwagon a few of years ago when introduced to Code.org. Saleshni is currently working as a Grade 5 Teacher in Beijing City International School. She is currently working with students at BCIS coding as part of their Makerspace which this year has involved Scratch and MakeBlock robotics.
Riki Kochar is a Grade 3 Teacher at Beijing City International School. She is looking forward to participating in the Global Codeathon this year. Riki strives to create engaging learning experiences for her students and enjoys using technology to support student learning.
Seth Hendrickson is an Elementary Technology Coordinator at Tashkent International School in Tashkent, Uzbekistan where he has been teaching for the better part of four years. He recently started a Coding Club ASA for students at TIS which has steadily been increasing in popularity.
Frank Hua is the PYP Technology Integration Specialist and MYP Design Teacher at International School Ho Chi Minh City. He designed and runs the MakerSpace at ISHCMC. Along with his school, he is part of an innovative movement taking place in international school in Asia. He has a background in graphic design and video production.
Myong Hwan “Moo” Eiselstein is a Grade 3 Elementary Teacher and After School Program (ASP) Coordinator, where he is helping to implement the new elementary robotics and coding club. He is a Level 1 and 2 Google Certified Educator and is always looking for ways to take advantage of technology in the classroom.