The CSTA Equity Fellowship is a selective, year-long program designed to develop leadership in equitable teaching practices and advocacy. The program will both provide leadership development opportunities to the fellows and identify opportunities for the group to develop ongoing, peer-to-peer professional learning experiences focused on addressing issues of equity in the computer science classrooms for all CSTA members.

Applications for the 2022-23 cohort closed on Aug. 14, 2022. Application for the 2023-24 cohort to open in early July 2023. In the meantime, you can nominate an educator, including yourself, and we will message them when the next application opens.

2022-2023 Equity Fellows — Teacher Cohort 

Teacher Cohort Headshots
  • 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) 

2022-23 Equity Fellows — Instructional Allies Cohort 

Instructional Allies Cohort headshot
  • 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) 

2021-22 Equity Fellows 

  • Lauren Berrios: Visual-Spatial Enrichment Teacher, Grades PK-8, in the White Plains City School District (White Plains, NY)
  • Anita Debarlaben: CS Teacher, Grades 6-12, at the University of Chicago Lab School High School (Chicago, IL)
  • Regina Fugate: Technology Computer Science Teacher, Grades 6-12, at Maryland School for the Blind (Baltimore, MD)
  • Leontae Gray-Ward: PLTW Instructor, Grades 6-8, at Scott Middle School (Gary, IN) 
  • Sandra Hartman: CS and Media Educator, Grades 6-8, at Lehman Intermediate School (Dingman's Ferry, PA)
  • Shawn Patrick Higgins: CS and Media Arts Teacher, Grades 6-8, at Parkrose Middle School (Portland, OR)
  • Vanessa Jones: Technology Design Specialist, grades K-12, at Austin ISD (Austin, TX)
  • Catherine Medina-DeVilliers: CS/IT/Cyber Educator, Grades 9-12, at Germanna Community College (Stafford, VA)
  • Pradip Misra: CS Teacher, Grades 6-12 at Bagdad Unified School District (Bagdad, AZ)
  • Carla Neely: STEM Teacher, Grades 3-8, at Warner Girls’ Leadership Academy (Cleveland, OH)
  • Sonal Patel: Digital Learning Innovation Coordinator, Grades K-12, at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (San Bernardino, CA)
  • Donald Saint-Germain: CS Teacher, Grades 9-12, at Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice (Bronx, NY)
  • Jennifer Styer: CS Teacher, Grades 9-12, at Sehome High School (Bellingham, WA)
  • Ashley Ufret: Equity Teacher Leader/ CS Integration Specialist, Grades K-5, at PS 375 Jackie Robinson School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Tory Wadlington: Special Education and CS Teacher, Grades 9-12, at Murrieta Valley (Murrieta, CA)


2020-21 Equity Fellows2020-21 Equity Fellows


  • 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 10-12, 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)

Equity Fellows with Brenda Darden Wilkerson2019-20 Equity Fellows

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