Darren Eady has been a high school teacher for the past 12 years. He worked as a math teacher at L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero for 3 years before accepting a position at Ben Franklin High School in New Orleans. He and his wife lived in the Boston area for 4 years so his wife could complete her Residency and Fellowship training in Neurology and Epilepsy. There he taught at an international boarding school in Braintree where he first taught (and learned) computer science. In 2018 He and his family moved back to his home town of Metairie and he resumed working at Ben Franklin High School as both a math and computer science teacher. He received his B.A. ('02) and M.S. ('04) in Mathematics from the University of New Orleans. He also completed teacher certifcation from Holy Cross University ('09) and gifted certification ('12) from UNO. This year he teaches AP Computer Science A, Introduction to Computer Science I, Algebra II Honors and Algebra II Gifted. Next year he plans to teach AP Computer Science A, and Principles as he continues his work to increase opportunities for all of his students and especially for those who are underrepresented in STEM areas. In his spare time he enjoys boxing, listening to the Beatles, and most importantly taking care of his two young children.