Marin Maker Mobile was a natural progression out of what Andrew Maley has been doing for the last three years. I have always enjoyed interacting and teaching people. Back in 2010, I was approached by one of the teachers at my son’s middle school to coach and mentor a First Lego League team. It was a very challenging task with a broad group of children but I thoroughly enjoyed it. As the team moved on and up, so did I. I became more involved with what would become White Hill Robotics and eventually Pre-Engingineering at White Hill Middle School. In this last year, I have been volunteering in the classroom every day and the program has grown from a club of 30 kids to series of classes totaling over 170. It dawned on me as I spoke with other parents that there was a huge need for what we are doing and I wanted to bring this to other kids.
Over the last year, I have been teaching coding in middle-school and making with at-risk teenagers for Marin County Office of Education. Bon Aire Center has been very kind to me and my team of teenage teachers by allowing us to do maker classes over the summer. Marin Makerspace and I are working on classes together.
More to come!