NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind on Friday announced that Regina Fugate has been selected as a 2021-22 Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Equity Fellow.
Fugate, a certified teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), is a 2002 graduate of Berea College in Kentucky and received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Vanderbilt University in 2007. She has been teaching technology and engineering at MSB since 2015, and is also the school’s lead FIRST LEGO League Robotics team coach. The Nottingham resident has received multiple STEM education awards including the 2019 Experiencing Programming in Quorum (EPIQ) award and the 2019 Northeastern Maryland Technology Council’s (NMTC) Visionary Award. She was just named the 2021 Principals of Schools for the Blind (POSB) Outstanding Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired.
The CSTA Equity Fellowship is a year-long program that will provide leadership development opportunities to fellows and identify opportunities for the group to develop ongoing, peer-to-peer professional learning experience focused on addressing issues of equity in the computer science classrooms for CSTA members.
Each CSTA Equity Fellow will receive professional learning with premier leaders in the field, including in-person summits and ongoing virtual meetings throughout the year. They will also receive support from CSTA staff, expert partners, and dedicated resources to implement their project, as well as recognition across CSTA’s communications channels and at the CSTA 2022 Annual Conference in Chicago. For additional information, visit csteachers.org/equity.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Gina for receiving this prestigious honor. She is so deserving of it and for all of the awards she has received for her hard work in the STEAM education field, and her advocacy efforts and dedication to students with disabilities,” said Mr. W. Robert Hair, MSB Superintendent and CEO.