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Vicki Coffman has been a public school teacher since 1992, teaching high school computer science, math, business, English, speech, and theater. She is also certified in music. She has been at Dulles High School since 1999, and currently teaches Computer Science II AP and Computer Science III Honors. She received her BFA in Drama from Sam Houston State University and her MS in Instructional Technology from National University. Before becoming a high school teacher, she worked as a technical trainer and technical writer for Fujitsu and General Dynamics. She also served in the United States Navy as an electronics technician and instructor. Her students have consistently exceeded the national average on the Advanced Placement test. Knock on wood. Students also participate in, and sometimes place in, local programming contests such as HP Code Wars. Several students have placed in the top 10 nationally in the IBM Master the Mainframe Contest and Google Code-In. She is flabbergasted but grateful to receive this award (again). She is also grateful to be teaching computer science - the most fun you can have in a high school or just about anywhere else.