Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Biology Minor in Chemistry, Secondary Education (SIUE) Master of Education Learning Design and Leadership Technology Specialist (U of I) Doctor of Education Program (In Progress) Learning Design and Leadership (U of I)
Mrs. Tori Engel
I am very excited to be rejoining O'Fallon District 90 as the Computer Science Teacher and Technology Coach for Carriel Junior High School! This will be my tenth year in education. I spent the last four years at Washington University's Institute for School Partnership as a Lead Instructional Specialist. During my time at the ISP, I served as the program manager for the Eastern Missouri Code.org Regional Partner and a Code.org Computer Science Principles Facilitator. In addition, I developed and edited physical science units for the K-8 science curriculum mySci, as well as created computer science integrations for students using robots and microcontrollers. I also worked with university faculty to help develop their K-12 broader impact portion of grant applications. Prior to my time at WashU, I was a middle and high school science teacher, serving 3 years as the 8th grade science teacher at Fulton Junior High School.
I believe every student should have access to computer science courses. My hope is students leave my classroom with the ability to navigate a computer with confidence and efficiency, as well as understanding the foundation technology provides to almost every industry and career they can pursue.
Outside of the classroom, my husband and I enjoy soaking up every moment with our hilarious and curious toddler.