Holly Laird is an AP Computer Science Principles Teacher at Leesville Road High. She holds an MBA Degree in Corporate Finance from University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Texas Tech University. California Baptist University recognized her with an "Excellence in Teaching Award" upon completion of a K-12 teaching program. She enjoys weaving multiple subjects into her lessons. Additionally, her love for the humanities keeps her involved in various community activities.
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, instilling the ideas and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing changes the world. The curriculum was developed using “The Beauty and Joy of Computing” from Berkeley University and Snap! drag and drop programming. The rigorous course promotes deep learning of computational content and develops computational thinking skills.