First Name

Amanda

Last Name

Lattimore

Bio

Amanda Lattimore has a BS in Mathematics from Towson University and a MS in Instructional Technology, also from Towson. She has taught math and computer science for 14 years in Baltimore County, Maryland. Amanda currently teaches computer science at Dulaney High School. When she first started teaching CS there were only 30 students enrolled. She has worked hard to increase enrollment , especially among females and minorities. Amanda has taught the AP Computer Science A course for 7 years and is also a reader and table leader for CollegeBoard. She started piloting the AP Computer Science Principles course in 2015 and a third of the students are females. The enrollment has quintupled for 2016 and shows an increase among females and minority students. Amanda hopes to continue to foster the growth of computer science among high school and middle school students. She is the sponsor of the Girls Who Code club which is helping to introduce more female students to programming. Amanda is also an affiliate mathematics professor at Loyola University in Baltimore. She is a columnist for Inroads magazine. She has presented with MSDE on the importance of teaching computer science. In 2015, Amanda spoke at a TEDx event to encourage everyone to take at least one programming class in high school. Amanda hopes to continue to inspire students to explore computer science for may years to come.