CSTA is proud to announce the newly formed CSHS Advisory Board Committee, who will help lead and strategize the CSHS program’s development to support advisors and students.

Maria Camarena

Maria Camarena is a CS teacher at the Maywood Center for Enriched Studies, a 6th-12th grade school in Los Angeles. She is a strong advocate for girls in STEAM. You can see a glimpse of her students' awesomeness and the pursuit to bring computer science to her community on Twitter (@Inspired2Code) and Instagram (@maces.cs and @maces.gwc). Maria is also a 2020 CS Teaching Excellence Award recipient. Being a CSHS Advisory Board Committee member gives Maria a platform to continue her advocacy on the importance of computer science in every community.

Shanti Coaston Shanti Coaston

Shanti Coaston is in her ninth year of teaching. Her special education experiences have assisted in the transition of teaching CS to all students (APCSP, Intro to Game Design, Intro to Cybersecurity, Exploring CS, and Student TechCorps) full-time. Shanti has received CS training through CSforCLE and TEALS. Her activities and recognition include 2018–19 Shaw High School and East Cleveland City Schools Teacher of the Year, 2019 APCSP Teacher Summit participant, Girls Who Code Facilitator, ESports Advisor, CSTA Ohio Member, 2018 CSforALL Conference attendee, Technology Integration PD provider, and the 2017 Ohio CS Curriculum Standards Writing Team, as well as a Co-Lead Mentor for new educators to the school district. She ensures that her students are exposed to college tours, career fairs, and CS competitions. Shanti believes that EVERY student, especially girls and students with disabilities, deserve to learn Computer Science.

Monique DavisMonique Davis

Monique S. Davis is an Intervention Specialist with a Computer Technology endorsement who teaches the Independent Living Program (ILP) at Shaw High School. She teaches math and computer skills to students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Other Health Impairments (OHI), and Multiple Disabilities (MD). 
 
The ILP program emphasizes essential skills for students in grades 9-12 in Consumer Math, Computer Application & Keyboarding, Daily Living Skills, and Job Preparation. In 2018, Davis began incorporating computer science in an effort to bring the CSforALL initiative to her students. 
 
In 2018, the special education department was awarded a grant to create an opportunity for students with special needs to utilize workplace prosocial behaviors and employment training in a Coffee Shop. Davis turned a former teacher’s lounge into the Cardinal Coffee Shop. 
 
As a CSTA Ohio Member, Davis is the Advisor of the Shaw High School Computer Science Honor Society. Monique Davis has presented professional development training on Workforce Readiness, Technology Integration, Computer Science & Special Education Populations, and Utilizing Ohio Means Jobs K-12 online Backpack. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Davis provided one-on-one technical support to staff members as the nation moved to remote learning. 
 
Davis not only teaches at Shaw High School, but she also graduated from Shaw High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Bluffton University. Her Teacher Certification in Special Education is from the University of Findlay. Davis earned her Computer Technology Endorsement and Masters of Arts in Education from Notre Dame of College of Ohio.

Eileen MalickEileen Malick 

Eileen Malick is a full-time (no hybrid) face-to-face computer science teacher at Atlee High School in Hanover, Virginia. This is her 18th year teaching all levels of computer science. She has over 25 years as an educator in the public and private sector (notably over a decade in the defense contracting industry). She represents her alma mater Virginia Commonwealth University on the Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) for over 12 years. She was the co-founder of the Central Virginia CSTA chapter and has been the founder and Advisor of Atlee High School's Computer Science Honor Society (CSHS) for five years with the national CSTA Chapter and the prior Virginia CSHS. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2012 COVITS Governor's Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Education, 2013 RichTech Educator Award Winner, and, most recently, the 2019 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Virginia Affiliate Educator Award.

Linda Roh Headshot Linda Roh

Linda Roh teaches computer science and mathematics at Lincoln East High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a lead teacher in the Lincoln Public School district, she designs curriculum and assessment criteria and provides ongoing support and resources for CS teachers. Linda has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics Education and is working on completing her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Linda currently runs a Computer Science Honor Society at East High and teaches AP CSP and AP CSA.  She is also a member of the CSTA NebraskaHusker chapter. Linda is excited to take this opportunity on the CSHS Advisory Board Committee to help expand the reach of CSHS in high schools around the country. She hopes to encourage high school students’ recruitment and creative service opportunities by providing guidance and resources for CS teachers worldwide.

Stephanie Shrake HeadshotStephanie Shrake

Stephanie has been teaching at Avon Grove High School in West Grove, Pennsylvania, for three years. Before teaching at AGHS, she worked in Baltimore City Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland, and was a Certified Public Accountant in the Health Insurance Industry. She received a BS in Accounting from Towson State University, an MBA from Loyola University Maryland, and an MSEd from the University of Phoenix in Secondary Education in Business. In Fall 2018, she started the Girls Who Code program to encourage girls to explore computer science and a Lead4Change program called #AGE (#Avon Grove Equity), which expands financial literacy and coding skills of underrepresented students within her school district. In Spring 2020, she began the AG Computer Science Honor Society, where the student’s service will teach CS to the younger and underrepresented students within our district. She is also the advisor for Future Business Leaders of America, HACK Club, and a Middle School Coding Club at her school district. She is looking forward to increasing computer science skills to underrepresented students through CSHS student organizations and participating in the expansion of the CSHS student organizations throughout our country.

Matt Strinden HeadshotMatt Strinden

Matt Strinden is a high school Computer Science teacher at Rocklin Unified School District in Rocklin, CA where he teaches all levels of 9-12 Computer Science. He has a particular interest in developing and providing engaging co-curricular opportunities for his students through activities like CSHS, CyberPatriot, Girls Who Code, robotics, and Esports. Over his 20+ year educational career, he has held many teaching and leadership roles at the local and state level as well as being involved with many student organizations. He is looking forward to sharing his experiences in education and student organizations to provide input and leadership as CSHS continues to grow within the Computer Science education community across the country.

Catherine Wyman Headshot Catherine Wyman 

Catherine Wyman is the Computer Science Department Chair at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, where she works to expand women’s computer science opportunities. She teaches both AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A and is an AP Reader for APCSA. She is a co-founder of Girls Have IT Day and Girls Have IT Camp, events to engage, empower, and excite middle school girls in STEM by working with high school mentors. She has been a peer mentor for LighthouseCC, a program to broaden computer science participation at the community college level. She holds a Bachelor of Science Technology and a Master of Science Information Systems. This is her second year as a moderator of Xavier's Computer Science Honor Society, with 140 members. Recognizing the benefits to her students, she seeks to share her experience with others and encourage more chapters of CSHS