Posted by Bryan Twarek on Sep 21, 2020
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is excited to announce the 15 participants of the 2020–21 Equity Fellowship.

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The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is excited to announce the 15 participants of the 2020–21 Equity Fellowship, made possible in partnership with Microsoft and Pluralsight One. 
 
Following the success of the inaugural cohort, CSTA has expanded this program to include 15 fellows who have demonstrated success in disrupting inequities in K-12 computer science and want to improve equitable access and achievement at a broader scale. These 15 fellows, selected from 131 applicants, have a combined 150 years of K-12 teaching experience, including80 years teaching computer science, and represent 11 states and provinces. 
 
This year-long program will provide leadership development opportunities to fellows and identify opportunities for the group to develop ongoing, peer-to-peer professional learning experience focused on addressing issues of equity in the computer science classrooms for CSTA members. 
 
This year’s cohort of fellows will include: 
  • Megan Bowen: Technology Coordinator/Integration Specialist and CS Teacher, Grades 6-12, at Salem Academy Charter School (Salem, MA)
  • Sarah Ciras: Special Educator, Grades 9-12, at Landmark School (Beverly, MA)
  • Eric Foster: CS Teacher, Grades 9-12, at George Westinghouse High School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Shaina Glass: Program Director of Technology Applications & STEM, at Aldine ISD (Houston, TX)
  • Mayné González Osorio: CS Teacher, Grades 3-12 at José E. Aponte De La Torre (Carolina, PR)
  • Deb Harding: CS Teacher, Grades 6-8, at STEM Launch Adams 12 (Thornton, CO)
  • Shiela Lee: STEM/CS Teacher, Grades PK-5, at PS 59, Beekman Hill International School (New York, NY)
  • Lilibeth Mora: Equity Teacher Leader - Instructional Coach, at Vallejo City Unified School District (Vallejo, CA)
  • Elizabeth Naameh: Math/CS Teacher, Grades 9-12, at USC Hybrid High (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Laura Ramirez: Curriculum Tech Integration Specialist, Grades PK-5, at Buena Vista Horace Mann (San Francisco, CA)
  • Dominick Sanders: CS Teacher, Grades 6-12, at Valor College Prep (Nashville, TN)
  • Leon Tynes: Technology Teacher, Grades 3-8, at Academy of Math & Science: Desert Sky (Phoenix, AZ)
  • John Underwood: Instructional Specialist of STEM Programs, Grades 6-12, at East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • James Winn: Library/Media Specialist, Grades 9-12, at Wyoming Indian High School (Ethete, WY)
  • Eboni Zook: Technology Teacher, Grades 9-12, at Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (Baltimore, MD)
 
We cannot wait to see the innovative projects these fellows create. We will spotlight these fellows and their projects throughout the course of the year. Keep an eye out on The Voice and CSTA’s social media channels for more information.