Volunteer Draft


Nine out of ten parents want their child to study computer science but only 25% of high schools in America offer computer science courses to their students. That’s where you come in.TEALS builds sustainable CS high school programs by pairing trained computer science professionals – from across the tech industry – with classroom teachers to team-teach CS. Every student deserves a chance to learn these essential skills. By joining the effort to educate teachers and students alike, you will create a ripple effect giving current and future students the opportunity to be innovators and creators of technology.

Want to learn how rewarding teaching high school CS is? Find out by watching what 5 of our volunteers have to say!

Volunteer Voices

Haronid (Haro) Moncivais photograph

Haronid (Haro) Moncivais
Remote Volunteer, Sr. Software Engineer, Washington
Haro is part of the community of 300+ TEALS volunteers who have been teaching CS remotely since 2012. She teaches at Quincy High School and shares her story about how these students inspire her. Read More >
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Tony Smith
Chicago, Software Engineer at NetherRealm Studios
Programming is a passion of mine and I have spent a lot of time honing this craft. Having the computer effectively work for you is increasingly necessary in today’s world. I enjoy the challenge of teaching an individual a new topic and trying to understand where he or she is struggling… Read More >
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Miki Friedmann
New York University, Facebook Software Engineer
I distinctly remember the afternoon in high school physics when I decided that one day, some 20+ years into my career, I’d strike a deal with my employer to teach one class at the local high school in the middle of the day. The idea of being taught by someone with real-world experience… Read More >
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Dwight Goins
Colorado, CAO at THOTH Speed Engineers
One day in the TEALS AP Computer Science class I teach, I explained sorting algorithms to my students by having them stand up and arrange themselves, much like an algorithm would do. As we began to move each other around, two students… Read More >
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Silvia Doomra
Washington, Program Manager at Microsoft
Not long ago I organized a day that would turn out to be life-changing. I had set up a tour of the Microsoft Redmond campus and one-on-one job shadowing for each of our 20 TEALS students who joined us. Some students got to see high level meetings and… Read More >
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Rohan Pal
Atlanta, CIO and CTO at Recall
I am the proud father of two teenaged boys. I remember being so frustrated for both of them going through school because they didn’t know how to code, and there were no opportunities in school to learn computer science. I even looked around at college campuses… Read More >
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Mark Dancho
Phoenix, Software Engineer at SanDisk
Not long ago, the head of school at BASIS Chandler sent out an email asking parents to volunteer. My kids go there, and I would love to volunteer, but being a lunchroom monitor was just not my thing. When I found out they were starting the TEALS computer science program… Read More >
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Leonardo Souza
Boston, Senior Software Engineer at Firecracker
I love teaching, and I love education—I always have. I used to teach English when I lived in Brazil, where I grew up, and I have worked as a technical instructor. I’m passionate about kids and education, particularly in computer science. After all, I have seen how much it turned around my life. Read More >

TEALS Quick-Start Guide

  1. Attend an info-session in person or view a pre-recorded session online.
  2. Learn more about the different volunteer roles in the Volunteer Guide.
  3. Read the Frequently Asked Questions.
  4. Have additional questions? Contact us.

Apply to Volunteer Now

Upcoming Info Sessions

Atlanta, GA | May 9th, 2016 6:30 – 8:00pm

Microsoft Store – Perimeter Mall

Brooklyn, NY | May 11th, 2016 6:30 – 8:30pm

Williamsburg Preparatory High School – 257 North 6th Street (Brooklyn)

Cambridge, MA | May 16th, 2016 6:00 – 8:00pm

Microsoft – 1 Cambridge Center, 255 Main Street

Providence, RI | May 18th, 2016 6:30 – 8:00pm

Rhode Island College (President’s Dining Room) – 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue

Can’t make a live session? View a Pre-recorded session.

2016/17 School Partnerships

This map shows the locations of the partner schools we expect to be in the program for the 2016-17 school year. If you don’t see a school in your area, please still apply! We are still accepting schools into the program that may not be listed and remote teaching opportunities are also available to help schools all over the country!