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About us

Rex Academy Helps Every Kid Develop the Computer Science Skills Needed to Thrive.

Imagine Giving Kids Everything They Need to Understand 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”.

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 quality 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 the Girl Scouts of America, the YMCA, and many private schools.

Business doubled by 2019, 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.

LEADERSHIP

samdhya

Sandhya Padala

Founder and CEO

Stan Page

Stanley Page

SVP of Sales

Chris

Chris Strzok

Customer Success Director

Tapu

Tapu Ahmed

Curriculum Director

SUPPORTING STAFF

Carl

Carl Hooker

Chief Evangelist of Innovation

sai

Sainath Reddy

IT and Operations

Haley

Haley Currence

Instructor & Operations Manager

vamshi

Vamshi Geendru

Co-Founder and CTO

ADVISORY BOARD

bill

Bill Attinger

Managing Director at FORSTMANN & CO.

Chuck Amos

Chuck Amos

CEO at The Amos Group, LLC

Dennis Brylow

Dennis Brylow

Professor at Marquette University

eric

Eric Reeves

Managing Director at HighSTEPS, LLC

jey

Jey Veerasamy

Director of Center for CS Education & Outreach, UTD

tegward

Tegwin Pulley

Texas Director National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity