Our Team

Our Team

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Callie Dean
Callie Dean 
Director of CYBER.ORG
Callie leads the CYBER.ORG team and is passionate about working to make cybersecurity education available to K-12 teachers and students. She also plays violin in her local symphony and bakes a mean sourdough. 
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Dr. Chuck Gardner 
Associate Director of CYBER.ORG
Chuck connects with state educational representatives on standards development and implements new, innovative projects focusing on bringing cybersecurity to K-12 classrooms. Chuck’s favorite part of the job is teachers' “aha!” moments during professional development workshops.  Need a recommendation for a kitchen gadget or podcast? Chuck is your guy.
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Laurie Salvail
Laurie  Salvail 
Director of Curriculum
Laurie leads the curriculum development team as they seek to bring cyber education to K-12 teachers. She has over 12 years classroom experience and is currently working on her PhD in curriculum and instruction at Louisiana State University. She is passionate about implementing innovative research-based strategies to impact education across the country.
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Joe MacAdam
Joe  MacAdam 
Associate Director of Curriculum
Joe caught the cyber education bug after recognizing the need for cybersecurity content in his  math  classroom and implemented robotics to fill the gap.  Joe is a long-suffering  Cleveland Browns fan and loves spending time outside with his family. 
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Claire Floyd
Claire Floyd 
Director of Marketing 
Claire works to make sure CYBER.ORG’s marketing efforts  are reflective of the exciting  work we’re  privileged  to do.  With a background in scientific illustration and communication, Claire gets a kick out of distilling the complex into the clear. She  enjoys bird watching and gardening. 
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Corisma Akins
Cyber Education Specialist
Corisma works to ensure all students have equal access to cybersecurity education. She came to CYBER.ORG from an HBCU and brings a passion that will lead to better representation and increased diversity in the field of cybersecurity. In her off time she loves spending time with her family, preferably at the beach and either playing board games or watching their favorite Disney movie.
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David Awalt
David Awalt 
Marketing and Communications Manager 
David  manages the creation of graphics and communications  for CYBER.ORG. With a background in illustration  and design, David makes sure that  CYBER.ORG looks good.  When he’s not working, he plays in a heavy metal band and loves on his two dogs, Rascal and Lily.
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Jonathan Bartles
Curriculum Development Specialist
Bartles joined the CYBER.ORG team to help develop high school certification courses and resources to support those courses. He claims to have figured out the secret to settling the mystical island of Catan but that hasn’t been confirmed. He also likes coffee, building PCs, woodworking, and sports.
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Charlene Cooper
Charlene Cooper
Curricula Development Specialist & RARC Coordinator
Charlene brings to CYBER.ORG experience as a STEM classroom teacher and robotics coach. She finds special meaning in fostering learning opportunities for students by supporting their teachers. In her spare time, she takes basketball lessons from her (very patient and dedicated) ten year old.
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Josh Coriell
Josh Coriell
Curriculum Development Specialist 
Josh has played a major role in the development of CYBER.ORG's mathematics curriculum, along with various projects in STEM EDA and Cyber Fundamentals. Josh enjoys traveling across the US to  teach teachers how to program.  He's an avid traveler and taco-eater.  
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Tommy Gober
Curriculum Development Specialist 
As a high school cybersecurity  curriculum specialist, Tommy lives at the  intersection of technology, cybersecurity, and teaching.  Tommy enjoys flying  four-line stunt kites and knows over 30 programming languages.  If you’re looking for a trivia teammate, Tommy’s your guy.
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Willie Henderson
Cyber Education Specialist
Willie heads up the HBCU feeder program, helping ensure all students have access to cybersecurity education. Willie has spent his career in the school system, both as a classroom Science educator and in the administration side. Willie enjoys spending time with his family, playing with his Doberman Pincher, Duke, and watching the Buffalo Bills play football.
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Matt Kinmon
Matt Kinmon 
Support Specialist
Matt is the brains behind CYBER.ORG's 3-D printing projects, Capture-the-Flag competitions, and shipping of supplies. He loves tinkering, coding puzzles, and finding ways to make cyber education more accessible and fun for students.
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Jon Ownby
Jon Ownby
Curriculum Development Specialist 
Jon  has a passion for ensuring that K-8 students have an educational  foundation that focuses on science and engineering principles, preparing students for success in their adult careers. Jon has an uncanny ability to find the perfect  gif  for every situation. 
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Brittany Pike
Brittany Pike
Curriculum Development Specialist
With more than 10 years in the classroom teaching 2nd and 3rd grade, K-5 Technology Enrichment, and English classes abroad, Brittany enjoys introducing teachers and students to programming. She also loves traveling and exploring how people around the world teach and learn.
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Georgette Price
Academic Outreach Coordinator
Georgette’s role is to ensure all partners with CYBER.ORG are supported and engaged. Georgette enjoys connecting with new people and increasing our opportunities to collaborate with our community, locally and nationally. She loves playing rock band with her family, watching British crime dramas and anything Nightmare Before Christmas!
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John Queen 
Curriculum Development Specialist 
The resident humanities and history buff, John has a passion for education and presenting STEM subjects through the lens of their historical and societal implications. John stays busy supporting CYBER.ORG educators from behind the scenes, during workshops, and online. He loves a good fantasy book.
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Shanace Robinson
CYBER.ORG Curriculum Development Specialist
Shanace is our resident cybersecurity expert with a master's degree in Cybersecurity among many other degrees and certifications. In her downtime she loves woodworking, traveling, ATV riding, and dreaming about all the Korean BBQ she ate during her year spent living in South Korea!
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Jessica Stern
Jessica Stern
Project Administrator
Jessica oversees CYBER.ORG projects and helps us to keep all of our ducks in a row. She is queen of gifs and keeps the CYBER.ORG team laughing through thick and thin. Need a true crime documentary recommendation? Jessica's got you covered.
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Benjamin Williamson
Benjamin Williamson 
Curriculum Development  Specialist 
With a background in sociology and STEM education programs, Benjamin brings a creative perspective to CYBER.ORG’s elementary and middle school curriculum. Benjamin is active in community theatre and is always busy writing, filming, creating, and learning. 
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Curriculum Development Specialist

We are currently seeking a Curriculum Development Specialist to help us expand our national reach and create collateral to support the team. CYBER.ORG is dedicated to making cybersecurity education available to all K-12 students throughout the US. We believe the next generation of cybersecurity professionals should be representative of the country they work to keep secure.

Read more about this position and how to apply here.

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Curriculum Development Specialist - Cybersecurity Focus

We are currently seeking a Curriculum Development Specialist to help us expand our national reach and create collateral to support the team. CYBER.ORG is dedicated to making cybersecurity education available to all K-12 students throughout the US. We believe the next generation of cybersecurity professionals should be representative of the country they work to keep secure.

Read more about this position and how to apply here.

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Camp Instructor

Contract position

CYBER.ORG is hiring multiple contractors who will provide classroom instruction to students with disabilities, primarily those who are blind or vision impaired, in a summer camp setting. Camp themes include “Robotics with the Boe-Bot” and “Leap into Linux” (Linux and Web Development). Contractors will complete 8 hours of virtual training in May 2022 and support at least  two (2) week-long, in-person camps during June, July, and/or August, 2022. 

Read more about this position and how to apply here.