Tammie Schrader currently works for Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101 and is a Regional Computer Science and Science Coordinator serving 59 school districts in Eastern Washington. Tammie was a science teacher at Cheney Middle School, in Cheney, Washington, for 15 years, and is an adjunct science methods instructor at Gonzaga and Whitworth University. She taught Life Science as well as Computer Programming, Video Game Programming, Robotics, mathematics, and environmental sciences. She coached the Science Olympiad Team, Robotics Club, SeaPerch Team, Python programming as well as Future Business Leaders of America at her middle school. Tammie has her B.A. in Education as well as a B.S. in Biology. She earned her M.A. in Education and Teaching At Risk Students. Tammie is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate and is writing her dissertation on Leadership and Policy in the Classroom. Tammie currently is a board member on the Professional Educator Standards Board and works for various state committees and Code.org to implement computer science across the state. In 2014, Tammie was selected to speak at the first White House Game Jam on implanting gaming in classrooms. She served on the state committee on computer science standards and has currently been invited to the White House several times to work on gamification and computer science. She is currently in charge of a grant to implement gamification and computer science to 59 districts in her region.
Tammie is currently on the Teacher Advisory Council for Hope Street Group, working on Career and Connected Learning. She was also awarded a National Science Foundation grant working with Filament Games on Educational Video Games in the classroom. Tammie was selected as a 2008-2009 Teacher Fellow for the Department of Education and continues to work on various projects. She was Pacific Northwest Earth Science Teacher of the Year, as well as being selected to work on Washington State STEM programs. Tammie worked for ACTS (Academy Creating Teacher Scientists) at Battelle Northwest National Laboratory for several years during the summer. She is National Board Certified in Early Adolescent Science. Tammie spent the first 7 years of her career life in Southern California working on the Space Shuttle Program for Rocketdyne International, a NASA contractor.