23-24 Mentor Resources

MENTORS in CS: Matching Experienced and Novice Teachers for Ongoing Rigorous Support in Computer Science

We are so excited to have you join our project to provide ongoing, rigorous 1:1 support to novice high school CS teachers during the 2023-24 school year. As mentors, you will help teacher mentees to self-reflect, set professional learning goals, plan for and reflect on lessons, address challenges, build knowledge and skills, and monitor progress towards goals.

This page is just for mentors and has all of the resources you will need for the project. We will continue to update the page throughout the year.


  • Virtually meet with mentee twice per month (about one hour each, at a consistent and mutually agreeable time) from September to June
  • Participate in and monthly community of practice meetings with other mentors (Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30pm CT)
  • Participate in research activities, including surveys, focus groups, and interviews (many will be completed during mentoring or community of practice meetings)

Total time commitment is ~ 4 hours per month during the 2023-24 school year.


  • $2,000 stipend (half paid in January and July)
  • Mentor training and materials / structures
  • Participation in a community of practice 
  • Continued professional growth

Community of Practice Resources

Participant Directory

Project Team

MENTORS in CS is a National Science Foundation-supported research/practice partnership among CSTA, WestEd, three communities: the CSTA Wisconsin Dairyland chapter, the CSTA New Jersey chapter, and CSTA’s Black Affinity Group.

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Bryan Twarek

PI, Vice-President of Education & Research

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Dr. DaQuan Bashir

Professional Learning Manager

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Dr. Aleata Hubbard Cheuoua

Co-PI, Senior Research Associate

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Dr. Jennifer Tsan

Research Associate

CSTA Wisconsin Dairyland
CSTA Black Affinity Group
CSTA New Jersey
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Amy Fetherston

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Linnea Logan

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Tonya Davis

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Portia Morrell

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Kathy Effner

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Kevin Jala

Contact: mentors@csteachers.org
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 2031314 and 2318232.