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Mark Emry

McNeil High School
Teacher
Austin, Texas
Mark has 27 years of teaching experience, ranging from MS Language Arts and HS Computer Science in Sioux Falls, SD, to his new gig at McNeil High School in Round Rock, TX. Among the courses Mark has taught are: Exploring Computer Science, Cybersecurity, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP), and he has served as a table leader for the reading of the AP CSP exam since its inception in 2017. In addition, as part of the Research Experiences for Teachers grant, Mark developed a Cybersecurity curriculum which has been implemented in high schools across South Dakota, and recently was awarded the 2019 NCWIT Aspirations Educator Award. Mark believes that meaningful learning is relevant to students' lives and is rigorous enough to challenge them. His student-centered classrooms are engaging and are built upon inquiry and questioning. Lastly, Mark understands that building solid relationships with his students is at the core of meaningful learning.