Sharon McPherson teaches Programming and Computer Science classes at Colonial Forge High School. She earned her BBAs from the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA from the University of West Florida. She started her teaching career after 15 years of experience in government and industry and has been a teacher for 10 years. She began teaching the programming and CS classes two years ago and has seen her class enrollment double in that time. By recruiting teams, classes, former students and friends, Sharon has succeeded in bringing in a more diverse student population to her classes. Successfully starting and sponsoring a high school chapter of the ACM this year has allowed students to keep up with current and future developments in the industry. Sharon is passionate about learning new technologies and ideas and sharing this knowledge with her students.