It is wonderful to be acknowledged and ultimately this award reflects the hard work students have put into the program over the past 10 years. Awards are an opportunity to reflect upon past success and dream big about the future. I hope this award will bring new opportunities for students to create amazing things with technology.

Christopher Bartlo Portland, OR | 7-12, Science, 2017

The official biography below was current at the time of the award.

Christopher Bartlo has taught 9-12th-grade computer science (CS) at Wilson High School for the past ten years, where he developed a comprehensive, four-year CS program for which students receive college credit. The program focuses on student-generated projects such as the development of an application to detect Melanoma. In addition to his CS program, Chris has taught foundational and advanced mathematics courses, serves as the instructional leader for Career and Technical Education (CTE) at his school, and is a member of the CTE Advisory Council for the district. He also works with local, state, and national groups to regularly offer professional development for K-12 teachers who want to bring coding into their classrooms or who want to improve their practice. He is a past board member of the Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association; a Paul Allen Distinguished Educator; and has been recognized with several statewide teaching awards. He also helps organize a free, project-based summer workshop for high school students. Chris earned a B.A in mathematics and science, technology and society from Pomona College and a M.S. in systems science, a M.Ed. in education, and a M.S in mathematics for teaching, as well as graduate certificates in simulation and artificial intelligence—all from Portland State University. He is certified to teach advanced mathematics and CTE – computer science.