Jordan Hadjian

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Mr. Hadjian

Hello all! My name is Jordan Hadjian or Mr. H to your students. I am the Computer Science & Coding teacher for the lower school at University Academy. I earned my Bachelor's degree in African and African American Studies with a focus on Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Kansas. Upon completion of my degree I earned a certificate to teach English as a foreign language.
I began substitute teaching with University Academy in 2014. In 2015, I was hired as a teaching assistant for UA. I stepped in as the lower school computer teacher in March, 2016. Over the past 3 years I have built everlasting relationships with our students. I was born and raised on the east side Kansas City, MO and attended KCPS schools up through 8th grade. I am familiar with many of the difficulties students have to deal with living within the inner-city.
It can be hard to relate, but I think it is definitely a strength I have with the children and the hardworking community we live within. I know the relentlessness and persistence every student possesses, because I possess it and I plan to instill this belief into their learning.
In 2016, I implemented a Coding curriculum for the elementary school. The students did very well taking on the challenge. This year is our students in 5th grade will hold the honor as the first University Academy scholars to complete the 4th course on Code.org. They are in the forefront of a technologically savvy world, and the skills they learn from this curriculum are multivalent. Students will use visual-based coding to build lines of code for computer programs. With these foundational studies of coding, students could build codes to program robots, cure diseases or life-changing apps.