Laura Gray

My CSTA Story

Laura first learned of CSTA when she was assigned to teach AP Computer Science two weeks before the 2016 school year started. It might have been in a panic, but she immediately joined and hasn’t looked back since. Laura loves the amazing pd and opportunities presented by CSTA to help her grow to provide engaging and equitable experiences for cs students.

My Story

Laura Gray began as a math and cs teacher at GSMST in 2015. In 2022, she accepted a position as an AI and CS instructional specialist for Gwinnett County Public Schools, supporting over 125 teachers. She continues to support AP CS A teachers via her website, Laura has written and developed curriculum standards for three new CS courses for Georgia’s Department of Education. She was named PAGE STAR Teacher for GCPS and was the 2021 GSMST Teacher of the Year. She also served on GCPS’s district facilities and resources equity team, which focused on fair access to technology. In 2023, she was awarded the Georgia affiliate NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. Laura earned a computer information systems degree from Indiana University (2003) and an MAT from the University of Georgia (2015). Before becoming a teacher, she had a ten-year career at PwC, Hospira, and General Electric.

In his free time, he loves volunteering, traveling and tutoring at-risk kids.