Joanna has been teaching for the last 20 years in grades K-12 throughout New Hampshire. She is passionate about bringing computer science not only to her students but also sharing her expertise with other educators as well. Ms. Marcotte been involved in the development team for the New Hampshire Computer Science Standards, Code.org CS Discoveries Facilitator, and has presented several times at the NH Charter School Best Practice Conference & The Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. She holds a B.A. in Education & American Political History from New England College. Realizing her passion for technology use in the classroom Ms. Marcotte pursued an M.Ed in Educational Technology with a dual certificate in Technology Integration & School Technology Coordination from Boise State University. Ms. Marcotte continues to expand computer science and technology education at The Founders Academy for her students through professional development and the addition of new course electives based upon student interest. In 2020 Ms. Marcotte was named the NH Tech Alliance Educator of the year. She is apart of the NH Computer Science Teacher Association board maintaining their social media platforms. Ms. Marcotte is passionate about expanding CS education for all learners and providing equitable opportunities for students around CS Education. Ms. Marcotte started a Computer Science Honor Society for her students in the fall of 2019. She is also the advisor of Girls Who Code at The Founders Academy Public Charter School. Ms. Marcotte is a state finalist for the PAEMST award and is awaiting decision on the national award for the 2021 submissions.
- 2019 New Hampshire AffiliateEducator Award Winner
- 2021 New Hampshire AffiliateEducator Award Honorable Mention
- 2022 New Hampshire AffiliateEducator Award Honorable Mention