"The League of Amazing Programmers is a nonprofit after school program that teaches kids the skill of computer programming.
Students from grades 5 to 12 go to the Carmel Valley-based campus and work with professional programmers on everything from creating games to making mobile phone apps.
June Clarke, 36, is the lead teacher at The League. The former software engineer left her private consulting company to take on the role of an educator.
Assets Science, November 2014
I’m passionate about software engineering and I’m passionate about education so I jumped at the chance to become a volunteer teacher at The League of Amazing Programmers.
The League’s mission is to give kids the advantage they need to prepare for science and technology careers of the 21st century. They accomplish this using in person Java programming classes focused on the development of games, social and mobile applications and automated robots.
The San Diego Union Tribune, October 2104"These are the teachers students remember decades later. The ones who go the extra mile, who make a difference.
San Diego County honored its top educators — and the entire profession — Saturday night, naming five Teachers of the Year at a televised and glamorous black tie ceremony — complete with a Hollywood-style red carpet.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 2014
"Wilson Middle School teacher Khamphet Pease, 34, was recently named San Diego Unified’s 2014 Middle School District Teacher of the Year. The award honors Pease’s creativity and dedication in teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The Mira Mesa resident actually attended Wilson Middle when she was a student. And now, along with teaching algebra and computer classes, she also founded a popular robotics club at the City Heights school.