2021 Dr. Carol Giuriceo Computer Science Teacher of the Year Award

Alison Murray

Alison Murray teaches and inspires students in Central Falls and colleagues across the state. As 2021’s recipient of the Carol Giuriceo Computer Science Teacher of the Year award, Alison embodies all the values that Carol and the CS4RI team hold as a beacon in their work. She has worked tirelessly to broaden the reach of computer science for typically underrepresented students. She has done this by designing a comprehensive Computer Science program for students in Central Falls. She has implemented and broadly shared CS curriculum modifications to increase access for English language learners. She is committed to supporting her CS educator colleagues across the state to achieving the same excellence in their classrooms as she does in hers. As an example, she is committed to connecting students with diverse industry mentors so they can see themselves in the CS field.  She has not only worked to connect her own students to a diverse group of industry mentors but has also created a website show-casing diverse Rhode Island CS professionals that serves as a resource for teachers and students across the state. This year’s recipient amazingly finds time serve as the Lead Trainer providing professional development to over 50 colleagues across the state as well as an active member of the Computer Science Teacher Association RI chapter.

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