About us

Rex Academy helps every kid learn the Computer Science skills needed to thrive

Imagine giving kids everything they need to learn Computer Science.

If you don’t know how to code, it might sound difficult. If you don’t have the budget to learn or train a teacher, it might even sound impossible.

Rex Academy changes that. Rex Academy offers a complete solution that any adult can use to empower kids to learn Computer Science, regardless of their own coding experience.

Too many kids think Computer Science “isn’t for them” because nobody has shown them it’s possible.

With Rex Academy, every child gets the curriculum and support they need to learn valuable Computer Science and Cybersecurity skills.

Built for teachers of all experience levels, Rex Academy gives schools the resources of a complete CS Lab so students get a top CS education, no matter the school’s size or funding.

Built by a parent, loved by kids

Rex Academy was founded in 2014 by software engineer Sandhya Padala. When she wanted her kids to learn the Computer Science skills employers want, she couldn’t find a good option. So she decided to build one.

Sandhya began teaching her kids and a few friends in 2015. By 2018, she expanded Rex Academy to after school programs, summer camps, and schools. She built partnerships with Girl Scouts of America, the YMCA, and many private schools.

By 2019 the business doubled, and Rex Academy’s online Computer Science classes were born.

Today, Rex Academy helps thousands of kids learn Computer Science and Cybersecurity, fulfilling Sandhya’s dream of bringing practical skills to kids in a fun, engaging way.

Our Vision

Equity in Computer Science education.

Our Mission

Rex Academy offers a concise, turnkey computer science curriculum and learning platform designed to prepare students with 21st-century skills. Rex Academy’s project-based curriculum prioritizes student success through individualized experiences. Features such as automatically graded assessments and courses designed to be taught by non-experts make it easy to bring world class computer science instruction to any workforce development organization or school.



Sandhya Padala

Founder and CEO

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Stanley Page

SVP of Sales


Chris Strzok

Customer Success Director


Tapu Ahmed

Curriculum Director


Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Chief Evangelist of Innovation


Sainath Reddy

IT and Operations


Haley Currence

Instructor & Operations Manager

Bhanu Priya

Bhanu Priya

Instructional Designer


Vamshi Geendru

Co-Founder and CTO


Carol Fundberg

Territory Manager


Don Storto

Territory Manager



Bill Attinger

Chuck Amos

Chuck Amos

Dennis Brylow

Dennis Brylow


Eric Reeves


Greg Campbell


Jey Veerasamy


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