Educator Spolight in CS: Joyce Matthews
8 April, 2022
Joyce Matthews, Fairfax County Public Schools
CS Ready Impact Team Lead: Braddock Elementary School
Joyce Matthews is a serious force for good, and the students and educators at Braddock Elementary in Fairfax County surely are the beneficiaries of her passion and vision for a future of CS Ready students. As the Team Lead on their CS Ready School impact team, Joyce shines a light on the amazing things happening in CS at her school, but doesn’t stop there.
Things are going GREAT for Braddock ES when it comes to STEAM and Computer Science. Braddock ES was recognized by the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council for our XSTREAM Program focus on STEAM and Computer Science last week. During the VCEC Virtual Conference, Braddock ES was presented with the Marlen C. Scott Curriculum and Leadership Award as well as $1000.00 from the Virginia Lottery. Our CS Coaches, Technology Specialist and FCPS STEAM Cohorts worked collaboratively to complete the application for consideration.
Braddock ES CS Coaches are very excited to see their YR 2 Implementation plans are “Making A Difference” for our students, staff and community even though they have struggled with COVID / Omicron in our community.
Our Partnership with CASEManagement, A CODING Company supporting U.S. Government CODING contracts has worked collaboratively with the CODE VA Team to submit a National Science Foundation Grant to support KANO Computer Kit and CODING Project for five years that will include students at Braddock ES, Annandale HS, Poe MS, Sleepy Hollow ES and Hollin Meadows ES. All schools are part of a Title 1 Network.