Elias Gonzalez

University of Maryland-College Park · Computer Science · egonzal5@umd.edu

Equitable computer science education means good computer science education.

Lecturer and Curriculum Innovation Lead

University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science, College Park, MD
August 2022 – Present
  • Taught over 450 students in introductory Computer Science courses per year.
  • Created curriculum for a new Introduction to Computing course that grew 250% in size as well as a new Teaching Assistant Course.
  • Worked on faculty and departmental programs and initiatives focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion, including training, workshops, and hiring plans.
  • Created three unique Computer Science Courses, two with general education credit.
  • Developed curriculum and taught for BTT Summer Guild Program, resulting in over 82% of participants planning to take another computing course and 89% planning to pursue a tech-related career.
  • Chair and founder of the Computer Science Teaching Assistant committee to help manage the hundreds of TAs in the department.
  • Lead Teaching Assistant Training facilitator.

Computer Science Master Teacher

Northwood High School & University of Maryland, College Park, MD
August 2019 – June 2022
  • Designed and implemented a new Computer Science pipeline of over 5 courses with curriculum and resources for over 250 students a year.
  • Implemented a state-first English as a Second Language (ESL) AP Computer Science course for over 70 students.
  • Concurrently taught TLPL 101, An Inquiry Approach to Teaching STEM, CMSC398N, Introduction to PHP and Javascript, and CMSC320, Introduction to Data Science to over 300 students at the University of Maryland.
  • Mentored UMD student teachers who were looking to become Computer Science Teachers.

Video Curricular Materials Creator

Code.org, Virtual
June 2021 – August 2021
  • Scripted, recorded, and edited over 20 videos on new AP Computer Science A curricula by Code.org.
  • Worked on a team to roll out a culturally relevant, dynamic curriculum used nationwide.

Computer Science Classroom Teacher

Montgomery Blair High School Magnet Program, Silver Spring, MD
August 2018 – June 2019
  • Sponsored 5 after-school activities and contests.
  • Taught Algorithms and Data Structures, AP Computer Science, and Analysis of Algorithms.
  • Developed a full AP curriculum map with over 5 new projects.

Student Teacher

Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
August 2017 – June 2018
  • Developed and taught 2 full unit plans.
  • Fully took over mentor teaching load within 3 months.
  • Taught AP Computer Science curricula to over 150 students, achieving a 4.5 average score and a 97% pass rate on the AP Computer Science exam.

Team Leader

America Reads*America Counts, College Park, MD
June 2016 – August 2016
  • Organized and managed over 10 college students to tutor 40 elementary school students in local schools.
  • Worked with other Team Leaders to run training and manage activities.

Program Director

City Gate, Washington DC
June 2016 – August 2016
  • Organized, taught, and managed a full-day 6-week technology summer camp for middle school students.
  • Managed 3 other employees/instructors.
  • Developed curricula and organized field trips for over 30 students.
  • Taught lessons on web development, Android development, and robotics.

Lead Instructor

Latin American Youth Center & City Gate, Washington DC
July 2015 – August 2015, June 2016 – August 2016
  • Led instruction at Georgetown University and Richardson Dwellings.
  • Led a class of 10 high school students.
  • Taught computer repair and refurbishment, and Android development to low-income and immigrant students from different parts of the District of Columbia.

Lead Instructor

City Gate, Washington DC
July 2014 – August 2014
  • Managed 5 peer instructors and over 50 students in daily teaching operations.
  • Point person to make curriculum accommodations based on attendance.
  • In charge of multiple sites of operation across the District of Columbia.
  • Instructed in English and in Spanish.


University of Maryland

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science
August 2014 - May 2017

University of Maryland

Masters of Education- Curriculum and Instruction, 2018
August 2017 - June 2018


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