Bryan Lucas, computer science/literacy teacher at Chariho Middle School has been named the 2019 CS4RI/CSTA-RI Computer Science Education Leader. The award recognizes an educator who demonstrates a strong commitment to computer science education in their schools, districts, and communities. Mr. Lucas was selected through a competitive process that was open to all full-time, licensed K-12 teachers in Rhode Island who have at least 3 years of experience teaching and 1 year of computer science teaching.
Mr. Lucas has been with the Chariho Regional School District since 2006 after a long and distinguished career with the United States Navy. His local and state involvement include working with the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity for middle school professional development and collaborating with University of Rhode Island faculty, the Rhode Island Department of Education and state offices to develop computer science curriculum for all Rhode island schools under a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. He also served on the advisory committee that developed the Rhode Island K-12 Computer Science Education Standards.
As the recipient of the award, Mr. Lucas will be working with CS4RI and CSTA-RI to share innovative practices and pedagogy in computer science.
The Rhode Island STEAM Education Leader Award is made possible through the joint efforts of Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) at the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Computer Science Teachers Association, Rhode Island Affiliate (CSTA-RI).