One Hundred Fifty U.S. Educators Are Recognized for Their Efforts To Promote Equity in Computing

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AiC Educator Award LogoNCWIT proudly announces the 2021 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award recipients, honoring one hundred fifty educators from 48 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Each year, U.S. educators (formal or informal), counselors, administrators, mentors, or other influencers who support the computing-related passions of 9 through 12 grade students are eligible to receive recognition for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing. This year, 78 winners and 72 honorable mentions were selected from more than 300 amazing, talented applicants.
 
View a complete list of the 2021 regional affiliate winners here. View a complete list of the 2021 regional affiliate honorable mentions here.
 

Thanks to the generous support of NCWIT Educator Award Sponsor AT&T, each of the regional affiliate award winners and honorable mentions receive various prizes, an engraved trophy, recognition at an Affiliate Award event, increased visibility in his or her school district and community, and more.

Congratulate this year's educators with the resources in the AiC Educator Award Publicity Toolkit.

 

The entire NCWIT AiC program platform is supported generously by Apple. AiC also receives support for specific national program elements. The AiC Educator Award is sponsored by AT&T. 

 

 

 

2021 Regional Affiliate Winners

• Angela Albrecht, Naples, FL, Lely High School• Kathleen McLead, Champlain, NY, Strath Haven High School
• Mary Allington, Boise, ID, Ada Community Library - Hidden Springs Branch• Leigh Metcalfe, Reno, NV, Reed High School
• Ajayi Anwansedo, Baton Rouge, LA, After school / informal learning• Erin Mitchell, Melbourne, FL, Viera High School
• Allison Arth, Springfield, TN, RePublic High School• Mitzi Moore, San Antonio, TX, International School of the Americas
• Robin Bailey, Irving, TX, Plano West High School• Peter Muller, Yorba Linda, CA, Arnold O. Beckman High School
• Terry Braught, Gresham, OR, Center for Advanced Learning• Rebecca Munson, Norfolk, NE, Norfolk Senior High School
• Christina Bright, North Ridgeville, OH, Polaris Career Center• Tanga Myers, Newark, DE, Newark Charter Jr/Sr High School
• Kirstin Bullington, Elgin, SC, Richland Two Institute of Innovation• Scott Obsniuk, Canton, MI, Canton High School
• Shanta Calhoun, Pine Bluff, AR, Pine Bluff High School• Andrea Oliver, Jersey City, NJ, Park East High School
• Michelle Cannon, Phoenix, AZ, Paradise Valley High School• April Pelfrey, Lawrenceville, GA, Central Gwinnett High School
• Ron Canos, Yigo, GU, Simon Sanchez High School• Lori Piazza, Warren, NJ, Watchung Hills Regional High School
• Stephanie Carson, Chesterfield, MO, Hazelwood West High School• Jared Pinkston, Wilmington, NC, Pender High School
• Olga Caulfield, Norman, OK, Moore Norman Technology Center• Juan Pore, Quincy, WA, Quincy High School
• Wendy Chan, Tallahassee, FL, Amos P. Godby High School• Sam Puich, Herriman, UT, Herriman High School
• Tangela Crocker, Seale, AL, Russell County High School• Doug Rademacher, Providence, RI, The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center
• Michael Deslauriers, Smithfield, RI, Smithfield Senior High School• Carol Ramsey, Austin, TX, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
• Bobbie Deuter, Warner, SD, Warner High School• Sean Raser, San Ramon, CA, California High School
• Susan Eckert, Davenport, IA, Cornerstone Academy• Nate Raynor, Mescalero, NM, Mescalero Apache School
• Ruth Farmery, Marblehead, MA, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School• Adam Riazi, Huntington, WV, Cabell Midland High School
• Christine Faye, Las Vegas, NV, West Preparatory Academy• Philip Rodin, Salem, OR, Sprague High School
• Alejandra Galindo, El Paso, TX, Horizon High School• Mike Rudolph, Littleton, CO, Heritage High School
• Larry Garcia, Dimmitt, TX, Dimmitt High School• Thomas Russell, Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon High School
• Keith Golebie, West Mifflin, PA, Lincoln Junior/Senior High School• Aarti Sangwan, Salisbury, MD, Worcester Career & Technology Center
• Sara Gopalan, Temecula, CA, Temecula Valley High School• Carley Sarracco, Armonk, NY, Byram Hills High School
• Heidi Gunderson, Absarokee, MT, Absarokee High School• April Schermann, Normal, IL, Normal Community West High School
• Elizabeth Anne Gunn, Sheridan, WY, NWCCD / Sheridan College• Christopher Sellers, St Charles, MO, Jennings High School
• Patti Hammerle, Indianapolis, IN, Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center• Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Fairfax, VA, George Mason University
• Matt Harbinger, East Syracuse, NY, Cicero-North Syracuse High School• Deanna Soukup, Lee's Summit, MO, Lee's Summit High School
• Garrett Hatakenaka, Honolulu, HI, Kaiser High School• William Starzyk, Chicago, IL, Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School
• Rebecca Hoffart, St. Thomas, VI, Peter Gruber International Academy• Fred Stinchcombe, Wilmington, DE, Padua Academy
• Kristin Holmes, Commack, NY, Commack High School• Mark Taylor, Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee Excellence Charter School
• Ryan James, Asheville, NC, Carolina Day School• Barbara Teterycz, Santa Fe, NM, Capital High School
• Paul Johnson, Escondido, CA, Del Norte High School• Visa Thiagarajan, San Jose, CA, KIPP Navigate College Prep
• William Lam, Livingston, NJ, Livingston High School• Cindy Thomas, Philadelphia, MS, Choctaw Central High School
• Jamie Lang, Wethersfield, CT, South Windsor High School• Marlon Vernon, Miami Lakes, FL, Miami Lakes Educational Center
• Ryan Lindsay, Ely, MN, North Woods School• Margaret Willett, Houston, TX, Westside High School
• Sue Maddock, South Berwick, ME, Berwick Academy• Andrew Woodbridge, Olympia, WA, Olympia High School
• Jillian Maher, Union, KY, Randall K. Cooper High School• Mary Clair Wright, Mobile, AL, W. P. Davidson High School
• Kimberly McCollum, Cedar City, UT, Success Academy - SUU• Frank Xydias, Milford, NH, Milford High School

 

 

2021 Regional Affiliate Honorable Mentions

• Karen Abbey, Parish Hill High School, Chaplin, CT• Brittany Kirby, Saint Martin De Porres High School, Cleveland, OH
• Charles Andersen, Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Riverside, CA• Keethan Kleiner, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
• Christine Bitetti, Yonkers Public Library, Yonkers, NY• John Landa, Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA), Long Beach, CA
• Miri Blair, William Blount High School, Maryville, TN• Eileen Lastrina, RHAM High School, Hebron, CT
• Jason Canfield, Farmington High School, Troy, MI• Anne Laughlin-Fuller, Dublin Jerome High School, Dublin, OH
• Andrea Carnes, Stoneleigh Burnham School, Vernon, VT• Susan Lindberg, Saguaro High School, Scottsdale, AZ
• Maria Cervantes, Bellevue College, Bothell, WA• Bonnie Lykins, Centennial High School, Las Vegas, NV
• Michael Corbett, Lehi Junior High School, Lehi, UT• Lloyd Mann, Shadow Ridge High School, Las Vegas, NV
• Chelli Cranmer, Andover High School, Wichita, KS• Joanna Marcotte, The Founders Academy, Manchester, NH
• Rubi Dagostino, Gem Prep Online, Nampa, ID• Ian Matty, Mountain Lakes Public Library, Mountain Lakes, NJ
• Jennifer Danielson, Roseville Area High School, Roseville, MN• Kimberly Mentzell, Frederick County Career & Technology Center, Hagerstown, MD
• Rosemary Davidson, St. Joseph's Academy, St. Louis, MO• Melanie Mundell, Newark Charter Jr./Sr. High School, Newark, DE
• Anita Debarlaben, Loyola Academy, Carol Stream, IL• Tracy Nguyen, Poway High School, San Diego, CA
• Kristofer Doran, Trumbull Career & Technical Center, Warren, OH• Voke Ogueh, Hastings High School, Fulshear, TX
• Madeline Drayton, Providence High School, Charlotte, NC• Cathy Owen, Compass Academy, Idaho Falls, ID
• Elizabeth Eakin, Northside College Preparatory High School, Chicago, IL• Sanjeetha Peters, Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Natchitoches, LA
• Creighton Edington, Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, Peralta, NM• Huy Pham, Westminster High School, Westminster, CA
• Jaime Elledge, Northland High School, Columbus, OH• Patricia Piros, East Providence Career & Technical Center, Riverside, RI
• Danielle Evansic, Palmdale Aerospace Academy, Tehachapi, CA• Carrie Ramos, Alma Bryant High School, Irvington, AL
• Jim Ferwerda, Mukwonago High School, Mukwonago, WI• Michealrose Ravalier, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Saint Thomas, VI
• Lori Fuller, Monarch High School, Coconut Creek, FL• Heather Renfroe, Gulf Breeze High School, Gulf Breeze, FL
• Jason Gabel, Grassfield High School, Chesapeake, VA• Julia Reynolds, Aledo High School, Aledo, TX
• Timothy Gallagher, Winter Springs High School, Winter Springs, FL• Theresa Richards, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
• Lucretia Gant, Chamblee Charter High School, Ellenwood, GA• John Russell, Bentonville West High School, Bentonville, AR
• Robert Gibson, Sussex Central Senior High School, Georgetown, DE• Kathy Rutherford, The Mary Louis Academy, Verona, NJ
• Andrew Griffin, Tea Area High School, Sioux Falls, SD• Cierra Salcido, Discovery Ranch for Girls, Cedar City, UT
• Kurt Hargis, Destrehan High School, Destrehan, LA• Kalai Sankar, Shiva Robotics Academy, Jacksonville, FL
• Stephen Heiser, Corona Del Sol High School, Tempe, AZ• Andrew Schuetze, Lutheran High School of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
• Jessica Hexsel, Henry M. Gunn High School, Mountain View, CA• Suzanne Speirs, Downingtown West High School, Downingtown, PA
• Karen Hirschy, Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, IN• Rebecca Stacey, McKeel Academy of Technology, Lakeland, FL
• Patrick Hunt, Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts, Brooklyn, NY• David Swift, Atoka High School, Coalgate, OK
• Kristi Jernigan, Louisville High School, Louisville, MS• Raul Torres Santos, Eastwood High School, El Paso, TX
• Samantha Kable, New London High School, New London, WI• Alexandra Ulrich, Smyrna High School, Smyrna, DE
• Jackie Keith, Riverbend High School, Fredericksburg, VA• Herbert Varn, James Rickards High School, Tallahassee, FL
• Sherri Kelley, Carson High School, Carson, NV• Julianne Webb, Medina Valley High School, Atascosa, TX
• Ashley Kincannon, Lake Hamilton Jr. High School, Pearcy, AR• Amy Wright, The Hun School of Princeton, Princeton, NJ

 

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