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 are now open for the expanded 2022-23 fellowship, with about 20 fellows in two cohorts (for current teachers and non-teachers).

Deadline: Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11:59pm CT.

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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