First Name

Bethany

Last Name

Petr

Bio

Bethany Petr has taught in Montgomery County Public Schools since 2000. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Towson University, and started her career as a science teacher at Francis Scott Key Middle School in Silver Spring, MD. She then taught for six years at her alma mater, Paint Branch High School, in Burtonsville, MD, where she started in the science department before becoming the school's computer science teacher. During this time, Bethany completed an M.S. in Computer Science from Towson University, as well as an M.S. in Information Systems from UMBC. Since the fall of 2008, she has been part of the Career and Technology Education department at Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, MD. She currently teaches introductory level technology and programming classes. In addition to teaching, Bethany co-heads Wootton's Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) and works as one of the school's webmasters. In recent years she has contributed to curriculum development for MCPS, writing for Website Development, Computer Programming 1, and sections of a middle school technology class involving Android app development and wearable e-textiles using LilyPad Arduino. She is now the Resource Teacher for the Technology Department and a member of Wootton's leadership team.