About Us

We are Project {FUTURE}

Teachers from across the 30 Project {FUTURE} participating schools in CT and Wisconsin participate in professional learning through Code.org and collaborate to create curriculum units that embed computer science skills across the curriculum. Project {FUTURE} is funded by a $5.1 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  

Meet Our Team

Darcy Ronan

Asst. Prof & Program Director STE(A)M Programs

Project {FUTURE} P.I.

 College of Ed Teacher, Instructional Coach, Curriculum leader across K-12 in MA, NY, and CT, Weston PS Science & Technology Curriculum leader

Research- identity dev in teachers/students exploring STEM areas 

B.A. Elementary Ed/Biology, Ph.D. Science Education 

Dennis Brylow 

Professor of Computer Science, Marquette University 

Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in CS at Marquette University.

Active research agenda in Computer Science as well as Computer Science Education K-12.

B.S., M.S. & PhD in Computer Science 

Heidi Williams

Professor of Computer Science, Marquette University 

Supporting computer science coaching model, co-developing professional development, K-8 CS integration advocacy.

MS: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

BS: Elementary Education

Judith Dwyer

Project Future Coordinator

Experience supporting STEM-focused school teams

Maverick Berner

Esther Bobowick

Director of Professional Development Services, CES

Sustained experience leading and advising district- and

region-level staff and curriculum development 

B.S. and M.A. in Special Education, CAS in Human Resources

Sydney Crespo

Former Graduate Research Assistant for Project {Future}.

Graduated SUNY Albany class of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics and Criminal Justice. Expected Masters Degree in Computer Science.

Project {FUTURE} web assistant and Coding club teacher.

Susan Auchincloss

Coach Project {FUTURE}

Susan is a certified science teacher. She has worked on three National Science Foundation Grants and is a CSforALL certified SCRIPT Facilitator, a member of the ECEP (Expanding Computing Education Pathways) Connecticut team, and was co-chair of the CSforCT Summit. 

Christine Thorp

Graduate Research Assistant for Project {Future}.

Graduated Sacred Heart University with a BS in STEM in May 2022. 

Expected Masters in the Art of Teaching May 2023 

Currently a building intern at Naramake Elementary School in Norwalk CT

Sally Drew

Associate Prof., Dir. of Special Education Programs

Project {FUTURE} CO P.I.

Sally's research sits at the intersection of general and special education and supports teachers in implementing evidence-based practices in writing instruction and writing to learn across disciplines

B.A. Women Studies and Communication

M.S. Elementary Education

 Ph.D. Special Education 

Our Network

Chinma Uche


Chinma is a mathematics and computer science teacher at the Greater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and Science and CREC’s Academy of Aerospace and Engineering in Hartford, Connecticut 

She has served as the President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and a member of the Computer Science Advocacy Leadership Team. 

Dr. Sharon Jones


Dr. Sharon Jones, Ed.D is the founder and CEO of the dot. Consulting and the non-profit Dottie Rose Foundation, where she leads and implements technology focused education and innovation.

She is a national award winning Computer Science educator in the public school system and for corporate training. She has presented and been published nationally and internationally on data analytics, educational practices and technology. She serves as a member of the National Small Business Leadership Council, where she represents North Carolina.

Melissa Daniel


Melissa is a self proclaimed EdTech Geek, is passionate about the integration of technology in the classroom, through application, sharing through PLN’s and ongoing professional development. 

 For the past 24 years she has had a continual focus on technology integration. In her current capacity as a Technology Specialist, she interacts with 610 students, staff and administrators. She is a Code.org facilitator, a Google Certified Educator Level 1, an avid Tweeter, and is a contributing member of various online communities to help support technology infusion in all classrooms.




Mrs. Becky Muller has been an educator for over 29 years. Currently, she is the Digital Literacy and Technology teacher at STEM Magnet Lab School K-8. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Educator 1-2, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and a certified Code.org trainer for CS Discoveries. Becky holds a Masters in Ed Tech from Boise State. 

She has presented on various topics at ISTE(International Society for Technology in Education), numerous Google Summits, InnEdCo (Innovative Education Colorado) and Highway 21, Adams 12 District Technology Conference. Becky is a strong supporter of Computer Science for all. Currently Becky has three coding clubs after school at STEM Lab. 

Daniel Schaeffel


Daniel Schaeffel is a K-5 STEAM teacher at Rocky Ridge Elementary in Hoover, AL. He has a Masters in Elementary Education and has been an educator for 15 years. Since he has a strong passion for integrating computer science, Daniel is very excited to help bring CS to classrooms across the state, and strongly believes the opportunities this professional development provides teachers with the necessary tools to give their students a priceless educational future.




Elementary educator with a passion for computer science! 

Remembering Cenk Erdil 

Assoc. Prof of Computer Science, Welch College of Business & Tech, Project {FUTURE} Co-P.I. 

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Cenk passed away in January 2023. Cenk was an advocate for computer science and after joining SHU in 2017, he shared his love for computer science with everyone around him. He helped launch Project Future in 2019, helping share his passion with over 500 teachers in both Connecticut and Wisconsin. His passion and spirit will live on through Project Future and all the lives he helped change at Sacred Heart University, and throughout the education community.  

Our Partner Organizations 


Sacred Heart University


Marquette University