I became an educator for Hillside in 2001. I graduated from Kean University with a BA in Education and went on to get 2 masters at Kean University, one in Math and Sicence and the other in administration. I have been teaching HEP for 6 years and it has been very rewarding. My students like HEP because of the opportunity they get from working with technology. Introducing students to programming provides a structured sequence of programming activities in real-world project-based contexts. These projects are designed to get students thinking about the patterns and structure of not just robotics, but also programming and problem-solving more generally.