First Name

Colleen

Last Name

Chattaway

Bio

Colleen Chattaway has been teaching Business and computer classes for 17 years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and went on to achieve a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on Technology Integration. In addition to completing courses to obtain an endorsement in teaching Computer Science. She was asked by the Principal at Arbor View High School to create and develop the Computer Science program at the school five years ago with a high success rate and engagement. The program has grown exponentially and a second teacher was hired last year to help teach the courses and meet the needs of the students. The program consists of Computer Science I, Computer Science II Honors, and AP Computer Science A. Throughout the three year pathway students learn to program in Python, C++, JavaScript, and Java. In addition to learning workplace readiness skills. She also teaches Exploring Computer Science an introductory computer science course and Advanced Computer Science the 4th year of the computer science program. Colleen grew up in California and moved to Nevada in 2006 when she was recruited by the Clark County School District. Before becoming an educator, she worked at General Telephone as a Network Input Clerk and was promoted to Analyst and was in charge of supervising the department installing fiber optics. The goal was to someday have everyone have access to portable cell phones! In addition, she worked at the City of Palmdale, CA as an Administrative Technician in charge of computerization of the city’s Capital Improvement Projects database directed by the Director of Public Works and the Mayor. In addition to her teaching duties, Colleen is a founding member of the Computer Science Teacher Association Silver State in which last year she served as the secretary and this year was honored to be elected President of the CSTA Nevada chapter. She is also a member of Nevada Association of Career and Technical Education (NACTE) and the advisor of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and is also the Department Chair of the Business and Computer Department.