Ryan Robidoux, a Computer Science teacher at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, was a recipient of the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award for computer science. The national award was given by the InfoSys Foundation and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) to five K-12 computer science teachers. Mr. Robidoux was announced by CSTA Executive Director Jake Baskin at the InfoSys CrossRoads Conference on May 21.
This is the second year that this award was presented by the InfoSys Foundation and the CSTA. The five award winners were chosen from a competitive field of K-12 teachers from across the country based on their evidence of outstanding teaching and potential to serve as leaders in K-12 computer science education. In addition to a $5,000 award, Mr. Robidoux will attend two national conferences: InfoSys CrossRoads (Scotts Valley, CA) and National CSTA Conference (Omaha, NE).
“While this was a great honor for myself,” Robidoux stated, “I want to use this award as an opportunity to shed light on the success of our students and teachers within vocational education in Massachusetts. This award would not have been possible without the work of my amazing students and the support of my colleagues.”
“By shining a light on model educators with this award, we not only recognize their talent and dedication, but hopefully provide examples that will inspire other computer science teachers on best practices and encourage more people to consider this rewarding career path,” said ACM President Viki L. Hanson.