Mrs. Van Vleet

Phone: 352.291.4000


Degrees and Certifications:

BA: The Ohio State UniversityTeaching Credentials: College of Central FloridaM.Ed.: American College of EducationCertifications: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint v.2010

Mrs. Van Vleet

I have been teaching technology courses for 25 years and never tire of the new "stuff" that is invented or developed every year. My first year teaching computer technology was with Apple 2e machines with black screens and green ASCII images. Students played Oregon Trail, Math Blaster and other titles. Now I have students creating games and apps in Gaming and AP Computer Science Principles courses.


I graduated from The Ohio State University, and earned my Masters in Education from American College of Education. My masters degree is in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Digital Learning and Teaching. I am married and have 3 grown children, and a Golden Retriever Grandpup named Cody. My kids graduated from University of Central Florida, the United States Air Force Academy, University of Florida, Regent Law School (JD), and Auburn University at Montgomery (MBA). Their career choices include lawyer, IT project manager, and neonatal intensive care nurse.


I enjoy swimming, kayaking, reading, traveling, and attending UF sporting events. Three summers ago I took an amazing trip to Utah to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. The image above is Double Arch. You can see this in an Indiana Jones movie. Two summers ago I attended 2 trainings so that West Port could offer the new AP Computer Science Principles course. This coming year we may offer a second AP Computer Science course - stay tuned for details!


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