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Jill Pieritz (née Pala) has been teaching Computer Science classes to 7th to 12th graders at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, TN, since 2006. Jill earned her BS in Computer Science from Xavier University and worked as a computer programmer for Intellysis Corporation for 4 years before making the switch to teaching. In addition to teaching, Jill is also the yearbook sponsor at GPS and has served the Tennessee representative for the Computer Science Teachers Association Leadership Cohort since 2009. She has been an AP Reader for the AP Computer Science Exam since 2011. Jill is committed to bringing the highest quality of Computer Science education to the students of her school while also advocating the same opportunity for every child in her local, state, and national community. In her spare time, Jill dreams up ways to promote Computer Science. Most recently she produced a movie to highlight the importance of taking computer science classes.