About Teacher Spotlight : The concept of “students first” is at the heart of everything we are and do at CodeWizardsHQ. We know students learn best when they interact with a talented teacher. We conscientiously hand-select the very best coding teachers, ultimately hiring only the top 2% of applicants. Every month we go behind the scenes to tell you more about one of our amazing teachers. This month, we bring you Rita Hill!

Who/what inspired your career choice growing up?

I was going down a career path in the US Army before working in tech. I’m a self taught developer and making the transition into edtech was one of the best things I’ve done in my career. I truly enjoy helping others learn technical skills! This includes my lovely daughters! One of them is a CodeWizardsHQ student!

What has been the most rewarding part of working at CodeWizardsHQ?

I’ve been an instructor for almost 2 years now, and I have students currently that I first started teaching within 2-3 months of joining the team. It’s amazing to see how much they’ve grown as coders and the bond that exists between their fellow classmates as they transition from each course together.

What is your vision for the future of coding and kids?

Kids are learning coding much earlier than before and because of this, we will see the newest innovations in tech come from kids and more young adults.

When you aren’t working, what do you enjoy doing (hobbies)?

I really enjoy hiking! Whenever I travel I always try to find a trail, hill, or mountain to tackle. I also enjoy yoga and have been practicing regularly for the last year.

If you could have one teacher super-power, what would it be?

The ability to travel through time.  

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