SCF Announces New Director of Coding Academy

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 4, 2021)State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) named its new Director of the SCF Coding Academy, Deshjuana “Desh” Bagley. Bagley comes to SCF with a background in technology education focused on enhancing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) enrichment into existing statewide curriculum based on Florida state standards.

“The SCF Coding Academy provides industry-driven training from leading professionals, equipping motivated individuals with the essential technical skills to succeed in a digital world,” said Bagley. “The Academy will offer premier hands-on instruction, training and mentoring resulting in a highly skilled, innovative and creative workforce prepared to meet the dynamic technical needs of the industry.”

In preparing for her role as the new director, she plans to leverage her industry experience to reach the following goals for the SCF Coding Academy: 

  • Developing a sustainable business model promoting training, mentoring and career advancements.
  • Staying abreast of technology trends to develop rapid training to meet industry needs.
  • Equipping students of all ages with the hard and soft skills needed to succeed in the industry.
  • Promoting a collaborative, supportive and competitive environment to help everyone involved remain sharp and innovative.

Bagley serves as the program delivery partner for FIRST®️ Robotics throughout a 16-county region for over 100 teams and 500 volunteers. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and anticipates working with community partners to expand opportunities for women and young girls in technology. Her commitment to quality training is evident from her previous experiences as an Amazon virtual customer service trainer and team manager, and as a highly-ranked national trainer for Fortune 500 companies through SkillPath/CompuMaster.  

Bagley attributes her core leadership principles – process improvement, thinking big and continued learning – to the success of all her endeavors.

For questions or more information about the SCF Coding Academy, contact Bagley at or call 941-752-5208.

SCF Director of Coding Academy Desh Bagley
  SCF Director of Coding Academy Desh Bagley

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