Degrees and Certifications:
BA: The Ohio State University Teaching Credentials: College of Central Florida M.Ed.: American College of Education Certifications: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint v.2010; Photoshop CC
Mrs. Van Vleet
I have been teaching technology courses for 26 years and never tire of the technological advances developed every day. 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 that came on 5 1/4 inch floppy disks. Now I have students creating games and apps in Gaming and AP Computer Science 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.
Two years ago West Port offered College Board's brand new AP Computer Science Principles course. I am still the only AP CSP teacher in the county. Now we offer a second AP Computer Science course: AP Computer Science A. I love West Port for allowing our students to advance as far as possible with computer science - the career of the present AND future.
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, and other Arches NP landmarks, in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."
To contact me, email me at Kathy.VanVleet@marion.k12.fl.us