Claire Shorall, Manager, Computer Science, works on implementing a district-wide vision to ensure Oakland Unified School District's students receive high quality CS education. She supports curricular and teacher professional development and partners with public, private, and nonprofit entities to expand work-based learning and extracurricular opportunities. Prior to leading CS for the district, Shorall taught Biology, Calculus, and Computer Science at Castlemont High School, where she still maintains one AP Computer Science Principles course. In 2015, she was one of 10 national recipients of the Teach For America Excellence in Teaching Award.
In this episode, Claire goes into great detail regarding how she's contributed to creating one of the most successful and widest reaching public school computer science programs serving children of color. Claire speaks to how, as a religious studies major, she came to computer science in the first place, the importance of continuing to teach while also working in the central office and how she leads and follows as a white woman in a position of power. Of course, she also answers our five questions, highlighting yet another incredibly inspiring story about one of the Oakland Unified School District's students. For more information, check out www.thegrproject.com.
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