Secretary Of Education Visits HCPS

9 May, 2019

HARRISONBURG — Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni visited Harrisonburg High School on Wednesday to learn about the computer science program offered at the school.

Qarni later visited Bluestone Elementary, stopping by classrooms and discussing student-centered instructional practices with teachers and the school’s leadership team.

Computer science teachers Perry Shank and Jon Stapleton, along with Harrisonburg High School Principal Cynthia Prieto, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Pat Lintner and Superintendent Michael Richards held a roundtable discussion with Qarni regarding computer science.

Shank told Qarni the computer science program at Harrisonburg High School started three years ago with only one class offered. Now, there are eight courses within four areas of interest: cybersecurity, developer, information technology, and web and design.

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