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.
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.
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.
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.