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Brandon Petcaugh web 1000
Chair, Computer Science and Technology Department; Assistant Professor, School of Business

Teaching at Cairn since 2016

Brandon Petcaugh


  • MS in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS in Secondary Education, Cairn University
  • BS in Bible, Cairn University


Professor Petcaugh has been a teacher since graduating from Cairn in 2010. He taught for 12 years at the high school level, transitioning from mathematics to computer science during that time. He is also a Master Teacher for the nation-wide computer science curriculum “Project Lead the Way” and is an active AP reader for both AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles.

Additional Information


  • Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Computer Science, Drexel University
  • Pennsylvania Instructional I: K–12 Technology Education
  • Project Lead the Way. AP Computer Science Principles
  • Project Lead the Way. AP Computer Science A
  • Pennsylvania Instructional I: 7–12 Mathematics
  • ACSI Standard 7–12 Mathematics


  • “From Python to Java: Challenges and Pitfalls,” Project Lead the Way National Summit, October 2017.
  • “Launch: Teaching Engineering and Computer Science in Grades K to 5.” PA PLTW East Annual Conference. Reading Area Community College, November 2016.
  • Emphasizing the “E” in STEM: Integrated Approaches to K-12 Engineering Education Conference. University of Delaware, January 2016.
  • Eastern PA Project Lead the Way Conference. Wilson High School, November 2016.