Pascack Valley Teacher Earns Cybersecurity Award

Pascack Valley Teacher Earns Cybersecurity Award
Graphic: Computer Codes

Pascack Valley mathematics and computer science teacher Nancy Ricca earned a full scholarship from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, located within the National Security Agency, towards a virtual graduate certificate at the University of Arkansas Little Rock.

The scholarship program is offered through the National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy, a collaboration of 10 institutions in nine states that will offer the first credentialing program for high school cybersecurity education in the country.  The inaugural program drew a very strong pool of applicants, and Nancy will be one of 90 high school teachers that will be trained to teach an advanced cybersecurity course.  Teachers who are accepted into the National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy will receive funding covering tuition for the 12-credit hour virtual graduate certificate, and teachers who complete the academy will also have the option to complete six additional credit hours that will certify them to teach dual enrollment cybersecurity courses.

This opportunity follows another well-earned honor, as Nancy won the regional Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) CS Teaching Excellence Award for 2020-2021. Congratulations to Nancy!

https://teachcyber.org/professional-development/teacher-pd/

https://csteachers.org/page/cs-teaching-excellence-awards

Photo: Teacher Nancy Ricca
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