Phone: 704-736-1017 ext. 20103
Degrees and Certifications:
AAS, Administrative Office Technology, Gaston College BS, Business Education, Appalachian State University
Ms. Angie Helms
I am a native of Lincoln County, born and raised in the West Lincoln area. I graduated in 1992 from WLHS. I am a graduate of Gaston College and Appalachian State University. I have been employed with Lincoln County Schools since the age of 18. I began my tenure as a before and after school care assistant. I have taught at Lincolnton High School and Lincoln County School of Technology. This year, I will teach Python Programming, C# Programming, AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles.
LCST is now part of the Amazon Future Engineer program and will receive funding from Amazon to offer AP Computer Science A to students this fall. LCST is one of more than 1,000 high schools across the country currently signed up for Amazon Future Engineer, a national program aimed at making computer science accessible to all students. With more than 1,000 high schools signed up, Amazon Future Engineer will serve tens of thousands of high school students. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer-science-related jobs available and only 400,000 computer science graduates with the skills to apply for those jobs. Computer science is the fastest growing profession within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field, but only 8% of STEM graduates earn a computer science degree, with a tiny minority from underprivileged backgrounds. And, underprivileged students are 8 to 10 times more likely to pursue college degrees in computer science if they have taken AP computer science in high school. I enjoy watching my students learn and get excited about computer science.
"You don't have to be a genius to learn how to code, you need to be determined." Vanessa Hurst, Co-Founder, Girl Develop It