Todd Salesky is in his 21st year of teaching full time in public schools. Originally, he taught mathematics for many years. With the emergence of object oriented/ event driven programming, he found the profound relevance of Computer Science and brought it to Brea Olinda High School. In 2005, he created the Global IT Academy. Global IT Academy is a four elective, small learning community/career pathway within the high school. As an academic program, it serves as a means for students to distinguish themselves through the skills that they have learned in the classroom. His learning philosophy is for students to apply their knowledge and skills through community service leadership. He is proud that GITA is approximately 30% female which is over twice the national average for women in IT. He learned at the beginning of his Computer Science career that female students have an incredible eye for detail and creativity. Increasing the number of female students in his computer science classes has made his program very well rounded.