Chief Partnerships Officer
Tom O'Connell is the Chief Partnerships Officer at Mouse, where he develops strategic partnerships to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to access and amplify technology as a force for good. He is a former high school physics & computer science teacher who started his education career through Teach For America.
Prior to his role at Mouse, Tom taught in Houston and Brooklyn, instructed graduate students in CS education, and served as the Interim Executive Director at Code/Interactive, which merged with Mouse in 2018. Tom is a facilitator for Exploring Computer Science, Google CS First, and the CSForAll Initiative’s SCRIPT workshop program. He is a co-PI on an NSF funded research grant with Hunter College studying formative assessment practices in CS education. Tom is a frequent speaker at events, including SXSW EDU, AERA, SIGCSE, CSTA, Tech Inclusion, DroidCon, NSTA, and Infosys CrossRoads, among others, on a variety of CS and STEM education related topics.