First Name

Tammy

Last Name

Pirmann

Bio

Tammy Pirmann is the district coordinator for Computer Science and Business at the School District of Springfield Township, Montgomery County, PA, as well as a high school computer science teacher. Thanks to Tammy and many other people, all Springfield students are required to pass a course in computer science in order to graduate. She teaches Computer Science at several levels, a Robotics course, Electronic Game Design and Development, Web Application Development, Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science. All of her classes focus on the immediate and 'real world' application of computing concepts. She is currently having a lot of fun teaching Android App development to a class that is 50% from underrepresented groups. In October of 2010, Tammy went to Capitol Hill as part of the release of "Running on Empty: The Failure to Teach K-12 Computer Science in the Digital Age" and the announcement of the Computing in the Core coalition. She was on a panel with representatives from Industry and higher education to talk about what a K-12 computer science curriculum looks like in action.