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Working Group and Advisory Board Members

Dave Touretzky edited this page Aug 18, 2019 · 2 revisions

K-2 Grade Band

  • Susan Amsler-Akacem,Tech Innovator and Ed Tech Dept Head, Lincoln School for Girls, Providence, RI
  • April DeGennaro, Teacher, Peeples Elementary, Atlanta, GA
  • Vicky Sedgwick (lead), K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Martin's Episcopal School, Winnetka, CA
  • Melissa Unger, Elementary STEAM Teacher, South Fayette School District, South Fayette, PA

3-5 Grade Band

  • Marlo Barnett, Technology Intervention Specialist, Carver Middle School, Chicago, IL
  • Alexis Cobo, K-5 Technology/CS Teacher, Pine Crest School, Boca Raton, FL
  • Phillip Eaglin, CEO & STEM Instructor, Changing Expectations, Austin, TX
  • Kelly Powers (lead), Teacher in Residence, Cornell Tech, New York, NY

6-8 Grade Band

  • Padmaja Bandaru, Computer Science Teacher, Advanced Math And Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough, MA
  • Josh Caldwell,, Seattle, WA
  • Charlotte Dungan, Instructor of Computer Science, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham NC
  • Rachel Smith, Computer Integration Instructor, Newtown Middle School, New Milford, CT
  • Sheena Vaidyanathan (lead), Computer Science Teacher, Los Altos School District, Los Altos, CA

9-12 Grade Band

  • Jared Amalong (lead), Computer Science Coordinator, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA
  • Smadar Bergman, Computer Science Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
  • John Chapin, Math and CS Teacher, Academies of Loudon, Leesburg, VA
  • Kate Lockwood, Director of Computer Science and Engineering, St. Paul Academy, St. Paul, MN


  • Hal Abelson, MIT
  • Cynthia Breazeal, MIT Media Lab
  • Matt Dawson, Google
  • Emily Reid, AI4All
  • Matthijs Spaan, TU Delft and AAAI

Steering Committee

  • Christina Gardner-McCune, University of Florida (co-chair), Gainesville, FL
  • Fred Martin, U. Mass. Lowell and CSTA Chair
  • Deborah Seehorn, CSTA
  • Dave Touretzky, Carnegie Mellon (chair), Pittsburgh, PA

To contact the working group, email Dave Touretzky at dst (at)

Advisory Board

  • Miles Berry, Roehampton University, UK
  • Amy Eguchi, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ
  • Laura Hintzman Schmidt, MSOE University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Irene Lee, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • Dahua Lin, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Hari Raghavan, IBM, New York, NY
  • Wells Santo, AI4All, Oakland, CA
  • Joseph South, ISTE, Portland, OR
  • Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart, Federal Way, WA
  • Joyce D. Williams, Defense Acquisitions University, Ft. Belvoir, VA
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