CSTA First Equity Fellowship Underway

At CSTA 2019, we were proud to launch CSTA’s Equity Fellowship. We were encouraged by the number of applicants — 112 of you applied — and we cannot tell you how hard it was for our committee to select our first ten fellows: 
  • Shanti Coaston, CS Teacher at Shaw High School (East Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Jacqueline Corricelli, CS Teacher at Conard High School (West Hartford, Connecticut) 
  • Charity Freeman, CS Teacher at Kenwood Academy High School (Chicago, Illinois) 
  • Abigail Joseph, Middle School Director of Learning, Innovation, & Design at The Harker School (San Jose, California) 
  • Todd Lash, Research Associate at the University of Illinois (Champaign, Illinois) 
  • Michelle G. Lee, CS Specialist at San Francisco Unified School District (San Francisco, California) 
  • Rebecca Luebker, Social Science Chair at Haas Hall Academy (Fayetteville, Arkansas) 
  • Noelle Valentine, CTE Teacher at Susitna Valley Jr/Sr High School (Talkeetna, Alaska) 
  • Shana White, CS Teacher at Sweetwater Middle School (Lawrenceville, Georgia) 
  • Cindy Wong, Technology Teacher at PS41Q (Bayside, New York) 

About the CSTA Equity Fellowship

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.
Equity Fellows will:
  • share their expertise with CSTA members across the globe
  • support the design of professional learning experiences for CSTA members
  • collaboratively design and implement a project to promote equity in CS education
  • showcase their project at the 2020 CSTA Conference
Benefits of the Equity Fellowship include:
  • professional learning with premier leaders in the field, including a 2-day, in-person summit in Fall 2019 and ongoing virtual meetings throughout the year
  • $2,000 stipend 
  • all-expense-paid trips to the 2020 CSTA Conference, with opportunities to present on a national stage
  • support from CSTA staff, expert partners, and dedicated resources to implement selected project
  • prominent recognition on CSTA’s website, the CSTA Conference, and professional learning materials

CSTA’s Equity Fellowship is made possible in partnership with Microsoft and Pluralsight One.