An NSF funded Partnership between the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, Hofstra and North Carolina State Universitiesy (CNS 1923552, 2318343)

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Our team

ExCITE Lead teachers


Matt Davis

T&E Teacher

Carroll Co., MD

Chris DeHaan

Chris DeHaan

T&E Teacher

East Lansing, MI


Marnie Hill

T&E Teacher

Dept. of Comp. Sci, NCSU


Tonya Lackey

T&E Teacher

Boquet Valley NY

ExCITE County- and State-level Supervisors


Edward McNett

Assistant Supervisor

Career and Technical Education Carroll Co. Schools, MD


Scott Nichols

T&E Supervisor

Maryland DOE, Baltimore, MD

Kevin Reilly

Kevin Reilly

Administrative Coordinator

Henrico County, VA
Virginia ITEEA state coordinator; director of the CTE Resource Center, which produces CTE curriculum for Virginia public school teachers

Dan Stooks

Dan Stooks

CTE Educational Specialist

Henrico County Schools, VA


George Willcox

Director of Operations & Accountability

Office of CTE VA DOE

ExCITE Computer scientists, Researchers, Evaluators


Tiffany Barnes

Research Consultant

Professor of Computer Science, NCSU.
BJC PD director

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey

Advisory Board Chair

University of California, Berkeley
Co-developer of the BJC curriculum and of the Snap! programming language. Author of Computer Science Logo Style and (co-author) Simply Scheme.

Debbie Hecht

Deborah Hecht

External Evaluator

CUNY Graduate School


Bryanne Peterson

LMS Developer

Broader Impacts, STEM Education, and CTE Scholar, Virginia Tech
Broader Impacts, STEM Education, and CTE Scholar with YNOTI Solutions


Steve Holmes

Educational Software Developer

Creative Computer Labs, Ireland

ITEEA Central Office Staff


Joseph Fleming

ITEEA Website and Computer Ops Coordinator


Katie de la Paz

ITEEA Communications Director/Editor-in-Chief


Darcie Jones

Director of Innovation ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning


Ryan Novitski

Director of Learning ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning

ExCITE Project Management Team—Co-PIs


Tony Gordon

Principal Investigator

Hofstra University


Steve Barbato

Co-Principal Investigator

CEO and Executive Director, ITEEA


Michael Hacker

Co-Principal Investigator

Co-Director Hofstra University Center for STEM Research

Janet Kolodner

Janet Kolodner

Co-Principal Investigator

Professor of the Practice, Lynch School of Education and Human Dev’t. Boston College

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