Susan Soucy is a graduate of the Electronics shop at GNBRVTHS. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a minor in CIS from UMASS Dartmouth. She has over 20 years experience working for Shaw’s Supermarkets. Mrs. Soucy worked for 4.5 years as a Help Desk Support Analyst, 4 years in the IT Quality Assurance Department, and 7 years at Shaw’s as a Software Engineer.
Mrs. Soucy brings her knowledge of Software Engineering/Programming to the Computer Science program at Old Colony. She teaches Programming (Python and App Inventor) and Computer Concepts to the Freshman and Sophomore students. She also teaches Customer Service and Cyber Society as a related instructor.
Inside the classroom Matt wants to help create lifelong self-learners, so he attempts to “guide from the side” rather than “pull from the front.” “I want my students to feel safe, supported, and they are in the driver seat of their own learning,” Matt answered when asked about his philosophy to teaching. “I also love to laugh and have a good time. Learning should be fun. So if we’re not having fun, we’re doing something wrong.”
Outside of the classroom Matt enjoys spending time with his family, catching up on the latest technology news and information, and engaging in personal coding projects. “Deep down, I’m a just super big nerd, ” says Johnson. “I love all the classic nerd stuff: technology, coding, Star Wars, you name it. But I also love art, music, and visual storytelling. Really it’s at the intersection of technology and liberal arts where I find myself most engaged and excited.”