CSTA Sacramento's own Jean Cavanaugh exemplifies the impact of connecting with industry partners and the importance of ongoing professional learning.  This year, she was recognized by the FBI in Sacramento for completing the first virtual FBI Sacramento Citizens Academy class.
Congratulations to Jean Cavanaugh, computer science teacher at Folsom High School, for participating and completing the first virtual FBI Sacramento Citizens Academy class!
 
The FBI Citizens Academy class provides community leaders with a view into how the FBI Sacramento Field Office serves communities within its 34-county region in California. Over the course of seven weeks, attendees learn how the FBI fulfills its mission and partners with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to combat significant crime. Content includes exploration of the FBI’s investigative priorities including terrorism, counterintelligence, civil rights, cybercrime, public corruption, and violent crime. More than 500 students have graduated FBI Sacramento Field Office’s FBI Citizens Academy program since 2006.
 
Since completing the course, Cavanaugh has joined the FBI Sacramento Citizens Academy Alumni Association (CAAA).  Cavanaugh said, “I regularly have an FBI special agent come into my computer science classes to talk about cybersecurity and the cybercrime unit of the FBI.  It is so fascinating, and I think my students have a great interest in this area of computer science.  I was honored that I was invited to participate in the Citizens Academy class as I believe a great industry partnership will be formed.”
 
Jean Cavanaugh holding certificate of completion of the FBI Citizens Academy program from the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI Sacramento Division.