Jacqueline Corricelli has been a public school educator for 13 years. She has spent the last six years teaching at Conard High School, West Hartford, CT, where she currently teaches 9th-12th grades in AP Computer Science and CS Principles. Prior to this, she taught at East Windsor High School. This is a second career for Jackie who, after earning her degree in Mathematics and Statistics, worked for three years for Raytheon as a Radar Systems Engineer.
Jackie believes that high school students at all levels can, and should learn computer science.
Jackie sees computer science as a way to help students create with mathematics. Supported and inspired by her family, students, supervisor, and coworkers, she sought approval, pursued training, and designed curriculum to offer Advanced Placement Computer Science A (APCS-A) and Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles for the first time in her school system.
Jackie’s passion for computer science education goes beyond the classroom. She is a member of the Connecticut State Department of Education CS Advisory Group created to improve access to and define computer science education at the state level. She is endorsed and receives ongoing training from the College Board as a Pilot Instructor for CS Principles. She advises several clubs related to computer science education within her high school and is a proud member of the CT Computer Science Teachers Association.
Jackie has a B.A. in math and statistics from the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in mathematics secondary education from Westfield State University. She is a certified secondary mathematics teacher. She and her family reside in East Granby, CT.