welcomes Jacqueline Smalls as Chief Programs Officer

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I’m thrilled to share that Jacqueline Smalls will be joining the executive team as our Chief Programs Officer. In this role, she’ll manage’s curriculum, professional learning programs, and our nationwide network of regional partners and facilitators to expand CS opportunities in schools. These teams have collectively trained 100,000 new CS teachers, and built the world’s most popular curriculum for teaching computer science in schools, reaching tens of millions of students. Under Jackie’s leadership, we hope to more than double that impact.

A word from Jackie:

I’m one lucky person, I’ve had the opportunity to work with school districts across the US focused on digital transformation, teacher leadership, and STEM to my most recent work focused on exposing girls of color to coding. I’m excited for many reasons to join, most of all because my career has come full circle. I will have the privilege to lead a team who empowers teachers with high quality professional learning, an engaging curriculum, and the opportunity to cultivate partnerships to work towards ensuring computer science is accessible to all students.

Jackie joins us with a rich background in STEM education — having served as the head of programs at Black Girls Code and previously running professional learning programs for Discovery Education, impacting tens of thousands of teachers. She has worked as a field scientist for the army, as a school teacher, and even as a standards-writer on the NextGen Science Standards.

Jackie will attend our Regional Partner Summit and will join full-time on March 16. I couldn’t be happier to have Jackie on the leadership team at Please join me in welcoming her. :-)

Hadi Partovi,® is dedicated to expanding access to computer science increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.

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