Teacher Leaders 

Two teachers prepared by the ECS4Alabama program have emerged as ECS Master Teachers. In this leadership role, Master Teachers: 

  • Lead virtual professional development communities 

  • provide resources to peer teachers to teach ECS

  • Assists in recruiting and advertising of the project 

Ms. Pam McClendon

Mrs. Donnita Tucker

Minor High School

Jefferson County

Francis Marion School 

Perry County 

Mrs. Pam McClendon is currently a teacher leader for Exploring Computer Science (ECS) with the University of Tuskegee. Pam has been teaching for 17 years with the Jefferson County School System in Birmingham, Al. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree at Faulkner University and her Master of Education at Auburn University at Montgomery.  She also received her National Board Certification in Career Tech in 2010. Pam is a Career Tech Teacher and has taught a variety of business courses over the span of her career. In the last five years Pam has worked hard to earn the skills necessary to teach Computer Science courses as she strongly believes that every student in Alabama should have the opportunity to learn CS. She currently teaches Exploring Computer Science, IT Fundamentals, Intro to Computer Science through a Teals Partnership and AP Computer Science Principles. Pam is married with two sons and enjoys reading, writing and gardening in her spare time. She is a passionate teacher at a Title I school with many challenges but she loves her students and is dedicated to impacting student learning in a positive way. Her goal is to continue to grow as a CS teacher and step out of her comfort zone and offer courses that will allow her students to take advantage of the many opportunities Computer Science offers.

Mrs. Donnita Tucker is the Business and Information Technology Teacher for the Commerce and Information Technology Department at Francis Marion School. She is a graduate of Alabama A&M University where she received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Education and currently holds a Master’s Degree and “AA” Certification in Business Education.  She has 26 years of teaching experience in Career and Technical Education and she has served on the Alabama Future Business Leaders of America Administrative Board. As a member of the Governor's Computer Science Advisory Council, Mrs. Tucker believes that every student in Alabama should have the opportunity to experience and learn Computer Science.  Mrs. Tucker currently teaches Career Preparedness, Advanced Business Technology Applications, Multimedia Design, Exploring Computer Science (ECS) and AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). Mrs. Tucker is happily married with two daughters and a son and three grandsons. She loves spending time with her family and teaching is her passion. Her desire is to continue to grow in Computer Science and share that knowledge with her students.