Gina Grant, Associate Director K-12 Student Programming Gina leads DPI’s K-12 Student Programming for middle, high school, and community college learners to develop skills and learning pathways into computing and related fields. Previously, Gina was Director of Community and Director of Programs for Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX). She was the strategic lead for CLX Professional Learning Community, Learning Pathways and Digital Badges: Illuminating Energy Pathways. Her responsibilities included the development of programs and services to grow and add value to the CLX community through professional development opportunities, meetups, conferences, and other tools and resources. In addition, Gina served as project lead for CSofCHI an EcoSystemsforCS a CSforALL initiative that catalyzed communities across the US in creating community-led systems change in K-12 computer science education. Gina also spent several years as an educator and district administrator for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), leading training and strategic planning in the offices of Mathematics and Science, E-Learning, and Teaching & Learning. Ms. Grant is passionate about diversity, equity, diversity and inclusion; and the appropriate use of data and learner analytics, While at CPS, Gina served as co-lead for a project focused on summer school learning outcomes, and her leadership with a multi-year middle grades specialization and social-emotional learning project received national recognition and helped author the district’s middle grades specialization policy. Gina holds a Master’s degree in Education Leadership from American College of Education, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Clark Atlanta University.