TJ Slade

15802 Horton Ln · Overland Park, KS 66223 · (316) 871-5959 · mrtjslade@gmail.com


Experience

Computer Science Teacher

Blue Valley High

Provider of endless opportunities for students to explore Computer Science through high school programming contests, local and national hack-a-thons, business-oriented programming events, CS Ed week, club activities and honors activities. Expert faciltator for students in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Python, Unity, C#, C++, and React Native.

Fall 2019 - Present

Freelance Web Developer and Designer

Solo Digital Design

Freelance web designer and developer, offering comprehensive web services to small businesses. With a focus on delivering exceptional results to work independently to bring my clients' web visions to life. The goal is to help small businesses establish a strong online presence and achieve their digital goals.

June 2022 - Present

Program Facilitator - Software Development and Programming

Blue Valley School District

Leader for the successful implementation of computer science curriculum for 7000 high school students within a school district. In this role, ensuring that students receive a comprehensive education in software development and programming, and that teachers have the resources and support they need to deliver the curriculum effectively. Through my leadership and expertise, I am dedicated to providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the rapidly evolving field of technology.

Fall 2020 - Present

Technology teacher

Salina South High School

Specialized in teaching graphic design fundamentals using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop for art focused students. Tech students received training as for web design using HTML/CSS. Provided students with an understanding of programming through JavaScript. Finishining up with essential digital skills with computer applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.

August 2018 - May 2019

Education

Fort Hays State University

Master of Professional Studies
Web and Mobile App Development

Fininshing: Fall 2023

Kansas State Unviersity

Bachelor of Science

Secondary Education - Business and Technology

Spring 2018

Projects

Haz-Mat Response

Website overhaul including importing previous site, site structure, and design build with WordPress.


Sassy Basset Biscuit Company

Brand new website from start to finsh including graphics, images, hosting, prouduct management, email, and maintenance built on WordPress and WooCommerce.


Truman Chiropractic

Simply one-page portal for simple browsing. Built with WordPress.


Eylar Insurance Solutions

Brand new website with the all the essentials including images, graphics, hosting, email hosting, page content and maintenance built on WordPress.


Skills

Frequent flyer
Currently investigating
Coming Soon

Interests

I’m a high school computer science teacher who teaches intro level video game design, honors & AP level comp sci courses, and lastly intro and advanced web design. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Python, Bootstrap, Git, GitHub, C++, C#, and React Native are covered in my courses but opportunites to explore other topics in comp sci is a choice I give my students.

Just like I enjoy helping students, I enjoy helping small business accomplish their digital goals. As a freelancer I can truly help and provide the best solutions for my clients. It is a hobby that I absoluetly love.

I’m definitely happiest when solving a problem, exploring a new concept, and connecting students to the possibilities of computer science. Over the course of my teaching career I have had the chance to bring my skills of design, programming and passion for learning to my job every single day.

When approached by family or friends I find the time to help with building custom websites using the tools I teach my students. I find creating a website both educational and rewarding.

Boredem is something I have never experienced. I am always learning.

Away from school you can find me walking with my wife and do or at my computer coding on a Discord bot. I enjoy playing video games reguarly and occasionally like to stream on Twitch just to show how much better I am at video games than my students.


Awards & Certifications

  • MTA: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS
  • MTA: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript
  • MTA: Introduction to Programming Using Python
  • MCE: Microsoft Certified Educator
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Blue Valley High Teacher of the Month: January 2022
  • Salina South Teacher of the Month: October 2018