Mrs. Hinz-Roscoe teaches Exploring Computer Science, Computer Programming 1 and Android Application Development 1. In her seven years of teaching experience, her favorite courses include android application development, web development and video game design. A die hard Buckeye fan, Mrs. Hinz-Roscoe got her undergraduate and first Master's degree from The Ohio State University. Her love for hands-on-learning led her to a second master's degree from Miami University, where she was inspired to adopt an inquiry and investigation approach to learning Computer Science in her classroom. Outside of the classroom, she runs a non-profit conservation organization (Urban-Eco), travels the world looking for adventure, loves to dance and lives to see the Buckeyes play football. O-H!
Teacher, Autonomous Vehicle Coach
This will be Mr. Kim’s 14th year teaching and 4th year at Lane. “After 9 great years at Curie, I was lucky to have an amazing opportunity to work at a world-class CS department and school at Lane.” Mr. Kim is the coach of the autonomous vehicle team. Outside the classroom, Mr. Kim likes to play soccer, snowboard, golf, bike, and travel. “My goal is for all students to see the importance of computer science to the world and how it can bring you opportunities in all careers.”
Teacher, Department Chair, FIRST Robotics Assistant Coach, Citizen of Planet Earth
I’ve been a CS teacher for 17 years. Department chair for 7 years. Currently, I’m teaching AP Computer Science A and our Physical Computing Lab course. I’ve was on the executive leadership team for the Chicago chapter of the CSTA for 3 years. I’ve been an Exploring Computer Science facilitator for 5 years. I’ve was an Exploring Computer Science coach for 2 years. I’ve worked with the James Dyson Foundation and taught a series of workshops on making and electronics. I’ve been one of the high school partner on the Lane of Things project for 4 years. I’ve been a FIRST Robotics Competition coach for 7 years. I’ve was a FIRST Tech Challenge coach for 6 years. I’ve was also the coach for the all-girls FTC team for 3 years. I’ve was the sponsor for the Girls Who Code Club for 4 years. I’ve was our NCWIT AspireIT (Middle School Girls Camp) Program Partner for 3 years.
NBCT Teacher, Department Beard, FIRST Robotics Assistant Coach, Part-time Superhero
Jeff is a Computer Science / Making teacher and assistant FIRST Robotics coach. Jeff is a founding member and leadership team member of the Chicago chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association. He is one of the original team members that helped bring the Exploring Computer Science curriculum to Chicago Public Schools. ECS has brought equitable and accessible Computer Science education to thousands of underrepresented students in Chicago Public Schools. He is heavily involved in bringing the Maker Movement into schools and turned an old cafeteria at Lane into a fully-equipped 4000 sqft makerspace, the LT Maker Lab (ltmakers.org Twitter: @LTMakers). Jeff designed and built the lab, wrote the curriculum for the course and currently teaches over 150 students in the new space each day. He is currently collaborating on projects, curriculum development, and professional development with The James Dyson Foundation, Argonne National Labs, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, Indiana University, and the National Science Foundation. Above all things CS, Jeff likes kickin’ it with his wife Sarah and their two kids Sunshine (a current junior at Lane) and Milo (an 8th grader at Alcott Elementary). Also, I-O!
- NCWIT National Educator Award Winner (2018)
- NCWIT Northern Illinois Educator Award Winner (2016)
- University of Chicago Outstanding High School Teacher Award (2007)
- Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Award (2007)
Teacher, and so much more
Ms. Wozniak came to Lane Tech five years ago from Von Steuben. After nine years at Von Steuben, it was a hard decision to leave but she did it because she knew that Lane Tech was building a world class CS department and she wanted to be a part of it. Looking back, Ms. Wozniak is so happy she took the risk to change schools, because that world class CS department is now a reality. Ms. Wozniak loves building relationships with her students and she loves to see what the future has in store for them. She knows that learning is a process that never ends and she is always willing to learn new technologies herself. In her free time she can be found making her own line of jewelry products, running, biking or traveling.
Teacher, Ultimate Frisbee Sponsor/Coach, Codelab Sponsor
Rob arrived at Lane Tech in 2016 after ten years teaching mathematics and computer science in Plainfield, Illinois. He came to Lane Tech because of a chance encounter with a bearded man, a dog, and some awesome people doing awesome things. You can ask him for the full story. Rob teaches or has taught Exploring Computer Science, Web Development, Programming 1, AP Computer Science A, and Intro to Artificial Intelligence. He strives to have an equitable, inquiry driven classroom and will continue to participate in professional development in order to bring new techniques into the classroom. He is always trying to stay up to date in this ever-changing field. Rob sponsors the Lane Tech Ultimate Frisbee team and coaches the girls team. He also sponsors Codelab, an environment for Lane Tech students to work on their own programming projects and compete in coding competitions. If you ever want to distract him in class, just ask about his daughter, wife, dog, Ultimate Frisbee, Liverpool Football Club, or the Chicago Cubs.
Mr. Stone is entering his tenth year of teaching high school classes. He is joining Lane’s Computer Science Department from Ogden International School, where he taught Computer Science, Mathematics, and Social Science courses. Mr. Stone strongly believes in the interconnectedness of learning and is passionate about instilling that belief in his students. This philosophy has been a part of Mr. Stone’s life even before teaching, having graduated with a BA in History at UIC with minors in Mathematics, Theater, and English, and he spent three years living in Japan, first as an exchange student and then as an English teacher. To teach high school in Chicago, Mr. Stone obtained certification and a MA in Secondary Education at Roosevelt University. This year Mr. Stone will be teaching Exploring Computer Science and Programming I at Lane. Outside of school, Mr. Stone enjoys spending time with his wife, Louella, and their young son, Blake. He also enjoys gaming of many sorts, all things Star Wars, and keeping up with the (subjectively) best team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs.
This will be Mr. Patel’s second year at Lane Tech. He teaches Web Development, AP Computer Science Principles and Exploring Computer Science. He completed his Masters at University of Illinois at Chicago in Instructional Leadership. Prior to teaching he was a surgical assistant at an Orthopedic surgical practice. When asked why he chose this profession, he says “because one day i’ll have kids and they’ll need good role models to look up to.” In addition to helping out with other extracurriculars, will sponsor the Lane Tech Code Lab. In his free time, Mr. Patel can be found playing volleyball at the beach, hiking, or watching hockey.
Tenzin Langchung is entering her 5th year teaching and second year at Lane. She is a Lane graduate who is excited to be teaching where her high school experiences started. She started as a Math teacher but now she is exploring Computer Science. This year, she will be teaching Exploring Computer Science and Computer Programming 1. On her spare time, she likes to play Sudoku and dance.
This is Mr. Yan’s first year as a teacher at Lane Tech, and second as the varsity wrestling coach. He earned his BA from Luther College in northeastern Iowa, where he was one of those people who said he was “from Chicago” but was really from the suburbs. He currently teaches Exploring Computer Science at Lane and hopes to foster a welcoming, collaborative space for students to discover how CS can benefit their lives. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, reading, and traveling, and occasionally writing about himself in the third person.
Brenda is very excited to join the Lane Tech’s Computer Science Department team this school year. Brenda is currently in her 11th year of teaching computer science. She graduated with a Bachelor in information Technology from Technological Institute of Orizaba, Mexico and a Masters in Education from Concordia University. She has completed 65 hours beyond her Masters devoted to Technology and its integration in the classroom. Brenda has been working to introduce students to computer science for the past 11 years. “It is very important that all students are exposed to computer science as early as possible to prepare them for success in college and their life.