Brandon Petcaugh

    Adjunct Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    • BS in Secondary Education, Cairn University
    • BS in Bible, Cairn University
    • Post-Baccaluareate Certification in Computer Science, Drexel University

    Brandon Petcaugh teaches math courses at Cairn. Previously, Brandon has been a math teacher and STEM specialist at New Foundations Charter School in Philadelphia.

    In addition to teaching at the University, Brandon is also chair of the computer science department at Holy Ghost Preparatory School. He is also a Master Teacher for the nation-wide engineering curriculum “Project Lead the Way.” He is married to Michelle Petcaugh, and together they have two children, Emelyn and Arlise.

    Contact Information
    bpetcaugh@cairn.edu

    Certifications:

    • Pennsylvania Instructional II Certification (Pending, September 2017)
    • Pennsylvania Instructional I: K-12 Technology Education, July 2015.
    • Project Lead the Way. AP Computer Science Principles (Computer Science Pathway), June 2015.
    • Project Lead the Way. K-5 Lead Teacher (Launch Program), June 2015.
    • Project Lead the Way. Automation and Robotics (Gateway Program), June 2014.
    • NXT-G Programming Instructor Certification, August 2012.
    • Pennsylvania Instructional I: 7-12 Mathematics, Summer 2010.
    • ACSI Standard 7-12 Mathematics, Summer 2010.

     

    Presentations:

    • “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.

    Teaching at Cairn since 2016

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