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Catherine Wyman has been teaching computer science and programming since 1989. She began teaching at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HI and has  spent 19 years teaching at various institutions of higher learning before joining Xavier College Preparatory (Phoenix, AZ)  in 2008.    Catherine teaches Honors Computer Programming, AP Computer Science, and Computer Programming Essentials. She was instrumental in making computer programming a requirement for graduation at Xavier.  Additionally, she serves as Program Director for Technology and Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) at Xavier.  She is a member of CSTA, IEEE and NFHS Coaches Association. In 2008, Catherine co-founded  "Girls Have IT Day!" with fellow Xavier teacher Frances McMahon Ward. This is an annual event at Xavier to engage, inspire and encourage middle school girls in science, technology, engineering and math.  Over 1,000 middle school girls are mentored by over 400 high school students in hands-on STEM actives.  The overall theme is "You can do it, too!" and the feedback from both groups of girls is overwhelmingly positive. Catherine and her husband, Bruce, have 3 children and they enjoy visiting national parks during the summer.