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Terry Foster

Constellations Fellow
Terry Foster
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Terry Foster is as a Constellations Fellow for Georgia Tech. He has taught computing courses, provided computing professional development to teachers in multiple school districts in Georgia, led an afterschool program, and run computing summer camps at Georgia Tech. Terry was a part of the final cohort of Georgia Tech’s Operation Reboot, which was a NSF funded project to retrain unemployed IT workers to be high school computing teachers. He is well-versed in many of the programming tools used to teach computer science (CS) and obtained his teaching certificate in programming in 2012. Terry has seven years of teaching experience, and has taught courses in the Digital and Web Design Pathway while incorporating computer science principles (CSP) along the way. In 2015-2016 he won Teacher of the Year while at Carver High School. Over eighty of his students have earned industry certification in HTML and he has maintained one of the highest pathway completion rates in the Atlanta Public School district over the last five years. Terry has also trained APS teachers on the Google Education Suite, App Inventor, Scratch, and GameSalad. In addition, Terry received a Google Rise Grant to develop and teach an afterschool program focused on increasing female participation in CS. Terry earned his B.S in Computer Information Systems, and is in the final stages of obtaining a M. Ed. in Instructional Technology. He lives in Gwinnett County with his wife Harmony, his sons Preston, Aidan, and his daughter (princess) Makayla.