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Nathan  Walker
Business/Computer Science Teacher
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Education

2001 High Point University Computer Science

NC State University Business and Marketing Program



Experience

Uwharrie Ridge 6-12:  17 years



Bio

Mr. Walker -- Business/Computer Science Teacher

I have taught at Uwharrie Ridge since the school opened in 2002.  I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from High Point University.  I earned my certification in Business and Marketing Education from NC State University.  During my second year teaching, I completed a working solution for SIMS (Student Information Management System) to work in Windows XP and 2000 for NC Public Schools in 2004.  SIMS is a software package that was developed in the 1980’s and is used to track student data in NC Public Schools.  My solution was used by all school systems in the state of North Carolina until NC Wise was fully implemented in 2009. 

From 2008-2014 students enhanced their learning through the use of Virtual Worlds.  Lessons were conducted in a Virtual World environment through a classroom server installed and setup by Mr. Walker.  Uwharrie received a commendation for the use of Virtual Worlds during a NC CTE Audit conducted in the Fall 2012.  My students helped me present our use of virtual worlds at the NC CTE Summer conference twice in 2013 and 2014.  In 2015 we had over 90% of our students earn their certifications in Word and PowerPoint and obtain their high school credit. 

In 2017 I was one of two teachers in the county to bring Computer Science to my school by teaching the Code.org curriculum to my middle school students.  Students in middle and high school can now choose to take computer science courses at Uwharrie.

I teach the following classes this year:

1st Semester: 

9th-11th Grade Honors Principles of Business and Finance

7th-8th Grade Computer Science Discoveries 2

9th-10th Grade Drone Technology 1

9th-10th Grade Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

2nd Semester:

9th-11th Grade Intro to Computer Science Using MakeCode

7th-8th Grade Computer Science Discoveries 1

6th Grade Computer Science Discoveries 1

9th-11th Grade Multimedia and Webpage Design

I look forward to teaching the students at URS.  Go T-Wolves!!

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