Our Team

Our Team

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Kevin Nolten
Kevin Nolten
Director of Academic Outreach 
Kevin  directs  CYBER.ORG’s  programmatic  outreach efforts and  partnerships.  With a background in K-12 administration, Kevin finds special meaning in  cyber education and the impact it has directly on student’s futures.  He keeps the  laughter  and the passion for cyber education  burning bright  at CYBER.ORG. 
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Dr. Chuck Gardner 
Director of Curriculum
Chuck leads the curricula development team and connects with state educational  representatives  on standards development.  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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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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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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Callie Dean
Callie Dean 
Academic Outreach Coordinator 
Callie sets up professional development and oversees program evaluation for CYBER.ORG. Callie loves working with  our teachers and data in order  to continually improve our programs in impactful ways. She plays violin in  her local symphony and bakes a mean sourdough. 
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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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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
Willie Henderson
Curriculum Development 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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Heather Howle
Heather Howle
Curriculum Development Specialist 
Heather discovered her calling after witnessing the power robotics competitions had on her STEM  students  and was even  awarded the 2016 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. If you can’t seem to find her, check Disney World. 
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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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Joe MacAdam
Joe  MacAdam 
Curriculum Development Specialist 
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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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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John Fun
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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Laurie Salvail
Laurie  Salvail 
Curriculum Development Specialist 
Laurie brings extensive experience in elementary STEM to the  curriculum development team and received the Bossier Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Education and Innovation award in 2017.  Laurie  occasionally dusts off her bow and arrows to keep her skills as a certified basic archery  instructor sharp. 
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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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Cyber Education Specialist

Applications Due by August 20, 2021

Summary

CYBER.ORG, the academic initiative of The Cyber Innovation Center, is a cybersecurity workforce development organization that targets K-12 students with cyber career awareness through curricular resources and professional development for teachers. CYBER.ORG supports national security by building and sustaining a pipeline of students who are prepared to pursue cybersecurity careers. CYBER.ORG has a footprint in all 50 states and four territories. We are looking for dedicated, creative, and highly motivated individuals to join our team. We offer tremendous opportunities in developing professionals for growth and advancement in cyber education.

We are currently seeking to bring on a Cyber Education Specialist to support an expanding grant with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and their Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Project Description:

CYBER.ORG will expand K-12 academic feeder programs to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country. As demonstrated by a pilot study, CYBER.ORG looks to raise foundational and technical skills in cybersecurity, thus replicating results seen at other universities, and bolster freshmen enrollment, specifically in cybersecurity within HBCUs.

Work will be centered around supporting the implementation of CYBER.ORG cyber-based curricula into the classroom, teacher mentoring and training, and providing the school with technology, equipment, and CYBER.ORG curricula and resources to establish a cyber lab at these schools.

General Characteristics:

CYBER.ORG looks to bring a Cyber Education Specialist whose backgrounds include one or more of the following areas of focus: high school computer science, high school cybersecurity, high school technology, and/or high school science. The Cyber Education Specialist position will be based out of the Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana area. Remote candidates will be considered.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit schools and districts to adopt and/or implement CYBER.ORG Curriculum, with special focus to high schools who feed into HBCUs or other minority serving institutions.
  • Aid in curriculum implementation, which includes but is not limited to professional development workshops.
  • Enhance classroom experience with resources (such as guest speakers, camp opportunities, and competition opportunities) for students.
  • Engage with parents and the school community on cybersecurity opportunities for students.
  • Establish a relationship with school counselors, university admissions and financial aid offices, as well as the Cybersecurity program faculty.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; masters preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, project-driven environment.
  • Ability to lead professional development workshops.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with CYBER.ORG curricula and educational model.
  • Awareness of Cybersecurity workforce landscape and tools available.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g.: Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint).

Submit Resume: Please send resume to resume@cyber.org

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Curriculum Development Specialist

Applications Due by August 20, 2021

Summary

CYBER.ORG, the academic initiative of The Cyber Innovation Center, is a cybersecurity workforce development organization that targets K-12 students with cyber career awareness through curricular resources and professional development for teachers. CYBER.ORG supports national security by building and sustaining a pipeline of students who are prepared to pursue cybersecurity careers. CYBER.ORG has a footprint in all 50 states and four territories. We are looking for dedicated, creative, and highly motivated individuals to join our team. We offer tremendous opportunities in developing professionals for growth and advancement in cyber education.

We are currently seeking to bring on a Curriculum Development Specialist to support an expanding grant with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and their Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

General Characteristics:

  • CYBER.ORG looks to bring a Curriculum Development Specialist whose backgrounds include one or more of the following areas of focus: Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Technology.
  • This position will be focused on the development of content and curriculum at one or more of the following levels: Elementary, Middle, or High School.
  • The Curriculum Development Specialist position will be based out of Bossier City, Louisiana, however remote workers will be considered.

Duties:

  • Be an active leader/participant in content generation through the curriculum design process.
  • Serve as an educational content lead in Cyber, Computer Science and/or Technology.
  • Develop course framework(s), in collaboration with the Director of Academic Outreach and Director of Curricula for facilitating curriculum design and re-design within specific disciplines.
  • Aid in curriculum implementation, which includes but is not limited to professional development workshops.
  • Lead and facilitate professional development workshops on CYBER.ORG content and curricula.
  • Represent CYBER.ORG at conferences and educational events through workshops, speaking engagements, etc.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required; Masters or Doctorate preferred.
  • Experience teaching, curriculum writing, or in a Cybersecurity related field.
  • Interest in and/or ability to learn different cybersecurity tools and programming languages quickly.
  • Technology-based industry-based certification preferred (i.e. CompTIA Security+)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, project-driven environment and obtain self-motivating characteristics.
  • Ability to travel to lead professional development workshops face-to-face and virtually.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (such as: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint).

Submit Resume: Please send resume to resume@cyber.org

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Cyber Challenge Writer

CYBER.ORG is searching for qualified individuals to serve on the Challenge Writing Committee for a new project, the Regional Cyber Challenge. The Regional Cyber Challenge will be a free, online competition intended for K-12 students to strengthen problem-solving skills through cyber-based challenges.  

CYBER.ORG desires to assemble a diverse, knowledgeable team of challenge writers that have experience working with K-12 students in educational environments and participating in cyber competitions, hackathons, or Capture-the-Flags. 

Committee members may be undergraduate or graduate students with a focus in cyber-related fields, cybersecurity industry partners, or other parties with relevant experience and interest. 

Writing Committee Requirements 

Participation in three virtual meetings throughout the summer of 2021 as follows:

Compensation 

The estimated time commitment is up to 20 hours per week. Compensation ranges from $12-$15 an hour, depending on qualifications. 

How to apply 

To apply, send resume with cover letter to resumes@cyber.org by July 5 with the subject of “Challenge Writing Committee” detailing your experience (a) working with K-12 students in educational environments, and (b) participating in cyber competitions/ hackathons/ CTFs. 

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Professional Development Contractor

Rolling opportunity beginning Summer 2021

We are seeking a knowledgeable, energetic instructor to support CYBER.ORG’s curriculum development specialists in facilitating virtual hands-on workshops for high school cybersecurity teachers. We aim to create high-quality virtual professional development experiences that are led by a diverse team of approachable, encouraging content specialists.

Read more about this position and how to apply here

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Curriculum Development Contractor

Rolling opportunity, filled as needed

CYBER.ORG, through its work that is funded from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), presents many opportunities for collaboration with educators interested in contributing work from their specialty areas to our extensive library. CYBER.ORG contracts with educators with K-12 experience in STEM, cyber, or computer science, or special interest in how those topics can impact English and language arts, humanities content, or even core math and science.

Read more about this position and how to apply here.