NICE K-12 2017 Speakers

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Dr. Amy Fox teaches computer science, computer applications, and math at Valhalla High School (VHS) in New York, and is a district Technology Integration Liaison.  She is currently founder and president of the Computer Science Teachers' Association (CSTA) Lower Hudson Valley chapter and is an adjunct professor of computer science at Westchester Community College.  Amy completed her doctorate in Computing at Pace University, where her research focus was in the use of virtual world learning environments in education, and its impact on student achievement, higher order thinking skills, and motivation.

Dr. Fox has been a leader and supporter of many technology initiatives at VHS, including being a member of  the districts Technology Task Force for curriculum and professional development, rebuilding the VHS computer science program, implementing Google Apps for Education, and co-developing a digital citizenship and cyber safety program for the high school.

Additionally, Dr. Fox has presented on many topics related to computer science education, from recruiting girls and minorities to computer science topics to teacher professional development.

Amy Fox

Computer Science Educator, Valhalla High School

Presentation Title - Teaching Cybersecurity in the Computer Science Classroom (Yellow Track - Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

Bill Littleton, M.S. Information Assurance, U.S. Coast Guard Retired. Mr. Littleton is an adjunct professor for Information Assurance since 2009 at Capitol Technology University in Maryland teaching Introduction to Information Assurance, Penetration Testing and File System Analysis. He is currently employed at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic as the Cyber Forensics Integrated Product Team Lead. He is responsible for overseeing a team of 12 forensic and data recovery analysts which include managing cost, schedule and performance of all cyber forensic case work, procurement, tool development and data recovery operations.  He is also responsible for developing statements of work, test plans & reporting, and business planning.  


Mr. Littleton assists in conducting advanced data recovery, forensic analysis and incident response activities. In addition to his responsibilities as an IPT Lead, he is also the STEM Cybersecurity Outreach Team Lead. Over the years he was responsible for assisting the South Carolina Department of Education in developing 3 high school cyber security courses, development and deployment of a Cyber Collaboration Suite allowing for live virtual-hybrid online high school cyber classes. Bill is also the Director of the Palmetto Cyber Security Summer Camp that he developed in 2012 that focuses on teaching middle and high school students various areas of engineering and cyber security. He is also the Director of the Palmetto Digital Forensics Competition which focuses on teaching preparing high school students in the domain of digital forensics through the use of a capture-the-flag event.

Bill Littleton - Practitioner & Professor - Capitol Technology University; Cyber Forensics Integrated Product Team Lead - Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic

Presentation Title - Building an Effective Cybersecurity Summer Camp: SC model (Yellow Track - Cybersecurity Career Awareness)

Carlos Garcia is now a cyber-security and networking instructor at Jackson College, Michigan. In 2015, while an instructor at the Capital Area Career Center, he started the first K12 Cyber Security and Digital Forensics program as New and Emerging Program. Carlos has 14 years of high school and eleven years of teaching experience as an adjunct professor and part time lecturer at several post-secondary institutions. Carlos is a co-founder of the Michigan Initiative for Cyber Education (MICE), a Co-Chair to the National Initiative for Cyber Education (NICE) for K12 Education, and a Team Lead for the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps.

Carlos Garcia, MS InfoSec

Cybersecurity Lead Instructor, Business and Computer Technology Department, Jackson College

Presentation Title: Pinckney Cyber Training Institute and Sentinel Center - Serving the CTE and Professional Communities (Blue Track - Stimulate Innovative Educational Approaches


Daniel Stein

Acting Branch Chief for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness within the Depa rtment of Homeland Security (DHS)

Presentation Title -  Closing the Gap: DHS K-12 Curricula & Resources for Cybersecurity Education