Sharon Corkery is now in her 20th year in the classroom and is currently head of Computer Science at Sutton Grammar School, a role that she has enjoyed more than any other teaching job she has had. Originally trained to teach Primary school, Sharon fell in love with computers and retrained to program after moving from the United States to the United Kingdom. She enjoys the Apps for Good programme because it incorporates so much enthusiasm for learning. When she is not teaching, Sharon enjoys spending time with her husband, Omar, and her two children, 4-year-old Adam and 8-year-old Maya.
Getting students enthused about Computing can often be a bit of a battle. I wanted them to really benefit from understanding the purpose of the subject and how it can be applied to the real world. Being an all-boys school, our students are often very competitive with one another, which made me think about incorporating an element of competition in order to motivate them and bring some excitement to the subject.