The CSEdWeek team is excited to announce Nate Myers and Shiela Lee as the emcees for this year’s CSEdWeek! During the CSEdWeek Kick Off Event on Monday, Dec. 6, Myers and Lee will be leading a panel discussion with three of this year’s CS heroes, Sofia Ongele, Josiah Hester, and Cynthia Yeung. Join them throughout the week at each of our great events!
Learn more about the emcees:
Nate Myers is a STEM teacher and Instructional Technology Facilitator at Rocky Mt. Prep School in Rocky Mt., NC. He also runs a startup called the M Project focused on providing design thinking opportunities and innovation lab spaces for students to problem solve through exposure to tech-based opportunities. Originally from South Carolina, he attended NC State University as a mechanical engineering major and got his degree in Science, Technology, and Society with a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. Myers has been working with youth in some capacity for the past ten years, running a music production program for the boys and girls club teen center in Raleigh, teaching with Duke TIP, and teaching courses such as digital media and computer science at various schools in both Raleigh and Durham. He currently lives in Raleigh and loves all things Star Wars, playing piano, reading, and being outdoors in nature. He loves spending his free time with his 2 year old daughter.
Shiela Lee is a special education teacher entering her 11th year of teaching. After spending a year teaching in Taiwan on a Fulbright Fellowship, she spent the next eight years integrating computer science into her second-grade classroom in New York City. This upcoming year, she is the STEM teacher and is excited to help her students see their identities in the field of CS. Shiela is also a self-taught coder who has coded tools for teachers to use in their classroom, including a tool for stations teaching and an interactive hundreds chart to see mathematical patterns. She is committed to creating curriculum that is anti-racist and empowering her students to challenge stereotypes. Shiela is a Math for America Master Teacher Fellow, an Upperline Code Teaching Fellow, and CSTA Equity Fellow alumna. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Grinnell College and an M.A. in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University.