First Name

Adam

Last Name

Swift

Bio

Adam Swift has been a Computer Science teacher at Egg Harbor Township High School in Southern New Jersey since 2009. By attracting under represented groups of students, the computer science program has tripled in size. Thirty percent of his Intro students over the past three years have been female, with a majority continuing on to take the AP class. In 2011, he had the first female student from the district pass the AP Computer Science Exam in over a decade. Adam Swift continues to try to market computer science to the entire student body in hope of expanding the program. He is currently is advising the Coding Club. In March 2014, he organized a district wide project to introduce students at all grade levels to CS through the programming of Finch Robots. His computer science students traveled throughout the district mentoring/tutoring elementary students on how to program the robots. Along with his colleagues and faculty at Stockton University, he was a co-founder of the CSTA South Jersey Chapter and currently serves as the Chapter's Vice President. Additionally, this year (2015) is his first year as an adjunct CS Professor at Stockton University. Adam has attended a variety of workshops/seminars including the CS AP Exam Reading (June 2015), the NSF Sponsored Computer Science Research Experience for Teachers @ Drexel University (Summer 2014), Tapestry Workshop @ University of Virginia (Summer 2013), CSTA Annual Conference (Summer 2013), CS4HS (Summer 2012, 2013), NJ Teen Tech (Spring 2011, 2012, 2015), and AP Computer Science Institute Workshop (Summer 2011).