Posted by CSTA on Sep 19, 2022

Voice - the voice of K-12 computer science education and its educators
Meet the 20 participants of the 2022-23 Equity Fellowship.
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is excited to announce the 20 participants of the 2022-23 Equity Fellowship. The expansion of our fellowship is made possible in partnership with Microsoft, Google, Siegel Family Endowment, and Pluralsight One. 
These 20 fellows have demonstrated success in disrupting inequities in K-12 computer science and want to improve equitable access and achievement at a broader scale. These fellows were selected from 111 applicants and represent 16 states. Sixty-five percent of the fellows teach PreK-12 students, and 50% train or support teachers. 
This year-long program will provide leadership development opportunities to fellows and support them in developing ongoing, peer-to-peer professional learning experiences focused on addressing issues of equity in the computer science classrooms for CSTA members. You’ll have opportunities to engage with their work at the CSTA Equity in Action Summit, the CSTA 2023 Annual Conference, and CSTA’s The Voice.

Meet the CSTA Equity Fellow Teacher Cohort 

CSTA 2022-23 equity fellow teacher cohort.
Headshots from every equity fellow teacher.
  • Darlene Bowman, Teacher and Founder, Grades 6-12, at AusomeTech Industries (Staten Island, NY)
  • Maria Camerena, CS Teacher, Grades 6-12, at the Maywood Center for Enriched Studies (Maywood, CA)
  • Angela Chavez, Teacher, Grades PreK-5, at the CS Virtual Academy C/O Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Tonya Coats, Teacher, Grades PreK-5, at Rustic Lane Elementary (Riverside, CA)
  • Toni Dunlap, Teacher, Grades 6-12, at Princeton Day School (Princeton, NJ)
  • Elizabeth Kimball, Teacher of the Deaf, Grades 6-8, at the Indiana School for the Deaf (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Kathleen Maria Mazurek, Special Education Art Teacher, at the William S. Baer School (Baltimore, MD)
  • Timothy Clifford Swick, Lead Teacher, Grades PreK-5, at Sandlapper Elementary (Columbia, SC)
  • Zuo Bin Tang, Teacher, Grades 9-12, at Sunset Park High School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Delmar Wilson, Teacher, Grades 9-12, at Miami Springs Senior High (Miami Springs, FL)
  • Julie York, CS Teacher and Career Preparation Department Chair, Grades 9-12, at South Portland High School (South Portland, ME)

Meet the CSTA Equity Fellow Instructional Allies Cohort  

CSTA 2022-23 Equity fellow instructional allies cohort. 
Headshots of the cohort included.
  • Allen Antoine, Associate Director of Mathematics and Computer Science, at Rice University Office of STEM Engagement (Houston, TX)
  • Krystal Chatman, Instructional Technology Facilitator, at the Jackson Public School District (Jackson, MS)
  • Justine Chavez-Crespin, Digital Learning Innovation and Computer Science Coordinator, at Santa Fe Public Schools (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Jasper Gunn, Instructional Design Lead, at CodeVA (Richmond, VA)
  • Michelle-Noelle Magallanez, Director of Special Projects, at the AVID Center (San Diego, CA)
  • Candyce Monroe, Learning Programs Manager, at Ed Farm (Birmingham, AL)
  • Jigar Patel, Coordinator of Innovation and Special Projects, at Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 (McVeytown, PA)
  • Laura Ventura, AI & CS Instructional Specialist, K-5, at Gwinnett County Public School (Suwanee, GA)
  • Andrea Wilson Vazquez, Director of Educator Training and School Partnerships, at Code Savvy (Minneapolis, MN)
“This group of computer science leaders will bring new ideas and methods to disrupt inequities in the CS classroom,” said Jake Baskin, Executive Director of CSTA. “And with the launch of our new cohort of CS allies, the impact will ripple beyond the classroom into district offices, state departments of education, and non-profit organizations. A huge thank you to our partners Microsoft, Google, Siegel Family Endowment, and Pluralsight One for their financial support of the Fellowship.”
For additional information about the Equity Fellowship Program, visit this page.