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Each month, we highlight a member of the CS for All Teachers community. Here, we get to know a staff member on the CS for All Teachers project team.

Dina Lemmer

Dina Lemmer










Name: Dina Lemmer

Title: TA Consultant

Work Location: Remote- Jacksonville, Illinois

Months on project: 2 

Role on project: Community Engagement 



What do you enjoy most about working on CS for All Teachers?

I love the atmosphere of collaboration. I'm new to the community, but it is great to see so many educators sharing resources and helping each other problem solve. 



What is your first memory about CS?

I spent a lot of time in college learning about and using emulators to play old Atari, Nintendo and old DOS games. From there, my interest in things like coding and computing grew until I was building my own PCs.

Outside of CS for All Teachers, what types of projects do you work on?

I work a lot on science technical assistance--whether that is working with teachers on instructional practice, states and districts on implementation plans, or states on reviewing and revising their standards. I also find myself doing a lot of webinar technical support and learning new skills. 

What program or app can you not absolutely not live without? What makes it so indispensable? 

There are so many, but right now it would be my GrowVeg app. It lets you plan a garden layout as well as figure out exactly how many plants you're able to put into a space. Once you add your specific varieties, it even gives you windows when you should plant them. I'm on it every day planning out our veggie oasis. :D

How do you unwind or recharge after a long day (week, month, etc.) of work? Any hobbies, special talents, or favorite vacation spots you'd like to share?

Every weekend I try to get out into my garden. When we moved out to the country we inherited a blackberry patch, raspberry patch and gigantic asparagus patch. We've been adding to it ever since! My favorite thing about it is we are not growing a single grocery store variety. I'm most excited about the Blue Cream Cherry Tomatoes and my newly planted peppercorn and vanilla plants.