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Working and Advisory Group Members

Dave Touretzky edited this page Mar 22, 2019 · 15 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
  • Charlotte Dungan, Instructor of Computer Science, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham NC
  • Vicky Sedgwick (lead), K-8 Technology Teacher, St. Martin's Episcopal School, Winnetka, CA

3-5 Grade Band

  • Marlo Barnett, Technology Intervention Specialist, Carver Middle School, Chicago, IL
  • Phillip Eaglin, CEO & STEM Instructor, Changing Expectations, Austin, TX
  • Kelly Powers (lead), Teacher in Residence, Cornell Tech, New York, NY
  • Brian Stamford, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA

6-8 Grade Band

  • Padmaja Bandaru (lead), Computer Science Teacher, Advanced Math And Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough, MA
  • Josh Caldwell,, Seattle, WA
  • Juan Palomares, Technology Coordinator/ CS teacher/ Spanish Teacher, Berendo Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Minsoo Park, Director of Teaching and Learning, Countryside School, Savoy, IL
  • Sheena Vaidyanathan, Computer Science Teacher, Los Altos School District, Los Altos, CA

9-12 Grade Band

  • Jared Amalong, Computer Science Coordinator, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA
  • Smadar Bergman, Computer Science Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
  • Kate Lockwood, Director of Computer Science and Engineering, St. Paul Academy, St. Paul, MN
  • Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff (lead), Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education, Adelphi, MD


  • Hal Abelson, MIT
  • Cynthia Breazeal, Jibo and MIT
  • 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 Group

  • 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
  • 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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