Where My Girls At? A shift in the paradigm of who is represented in CS/STEM fields
Computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century but a shift in paradigm must happen in order to get ALL students learning about computer science. Even more so there is a huge gap in a diversity of women that are learning about computer science. Statistics have shown that there is a lack of women being represented in all STEM fields especially in computer science. In order to change this somber statistic, there must be a shift in the mindset of who is represented in STEM fields by involving girls at an early age.
Kimberly began her career in technology education 11 years ago gaining experience teaching students in grades K-12 in Mississippi and Texas. In the latter part of her years in education, she also served as a campus technology coordinator. She has also served as a technology consultant for SchoolHouse 21 since 2011 and she serves as a guest technology consultant for the Global Academic Technology Essentials Teacher Institute at Mississippi State University. In 2016, she was selected as the third cohort of the TED-Ed innovators and she currently serves as the 2017-2018 ISTE Computer Science Network president. Kimberly is currently a District Blended Learning Specialist in Texas. Kimberly earned a B.A. in Educational Technology, a M.Ed in Secondary Education and an Ed.S in Secondary Education with a specialization in Technology from Jackson State University.