Welcome to Ms. Petr's Classes!

Ms. Petr

Who am I?

My name is Bethany Petr. I am a high school Computer Science teacher and Career and Technology (CTE) Department Resource Teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. I currently teach Computer Programming 1 & Advanced Web Tools & Digital Media. Please note that the corresponding links for each of these courses will lead you to content posted for that class.

Towson and UMBC


I am (like you will be) a graduate of Montgomery County Public Schools (Paint Branch class of 1996). My educational background consists of a B.S. in Biology from Towson University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Towson University, and an M.S. in Information Systems from UMBC.


I started teaching right after college. My first few years were spent teaching 8th grade science at Francis Scott Key Middle School in MCPS from 2000 to 2002.

I taught a variety of science courses (Earth Science, Environmental Science, AP Environmental Scienc e, and Astronomy) as well as a variety of Computer Science courses (Discovering Programming Concepts, Programming 1, AP Programming 2, AP Programming 3, and Website Development) at Paint Branch High School from 2002 to 2008.

Aspirations Educator Award

I started teaching at Wootton High School in the fall of 2008. While at Wootton, I have taught the following Computer Science courses: Discovering Programming Concepts (Visual Basic .NET), Programming 1(C++), Website Development, Advanced Web Tools and Digital Media, Software Applications by Design, and Designing Technology Solutions. I am an NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) Aspirations in Computing Educator Award winner for supporting young women's pursuit of Information Technology.

Playing drums


I am a VORACIOUS reader! Novels! Audiobooks! Graphic Novels! Comic Books! I am READING them all the time! What are YOU reading for fun? My DVR is booked every night of the week and I am a Netflix/Amazon/Hulu binge-watcher! I eat an exclusively plant-based diet. I love music and have played in bands both in and out of school since basically forever. I am currently the drummer in a band called Velella Valhalla.


Email and Phone

The best way to get in touch with me is via email to Bethany_A_Petr@mcpsmd.org

My Tech Department phone number is 240.740.1527

You can also usually find me in the Tech Department Office, room 109B, if I'm not in my classroom.