Audra Kaplan, Co-President

Audra Kaplan, Middle School Computer Science Teacher

Ms. Audra Kaplan holds a master’s degree from Lesley University in Educational Technology as well as a bachelor’s degree in Education K-8 from Southern Connecticut State University. She is known for presenting and organizing conferences to share her love of technology and computer science with other educators and learners of all ages. She has over 2 decades of teaching experience in the k-12 classroom. At Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, Ms. Kaplan teaches introductory programming and physical computing in 7th and 8th grade. Outside of the classroom she loves music, travel, food, and learning new things.


Danielle Bodine, Co-President

Danielle Bodine, High School Computer Science Teacher

Danielle Bodine has been teaching at Waltham High School for the past 7 years.  She started as a math teacher and still teaches a few courses, but has since fallen in love with teaching CS.  Danielle has a BS in Mathematics and Child Development from Tufts University and her MAT for Boston University. Along with teaching CS, Danielle is also the faculty advisor of the Girls Who Code club, Technovation team, and programming club.  When she is not teaching, she enjoys training for and running marathons. 
Ruth Farmery, Secretary

Dr. Ruth Farmery, Director of K-12 Computer Science

Dr. Ruth Farmery joined PHA in 2016 as Teacher of Computer Science and Engineering in the High School. Prior to starting at PHA, Ruth taught at North Shore Community College in Lynn and before moving to the US, taught Computer Science and ICT in Wiltshire, England for 9 years. Ruth holds an MEng in Computer Science from University of Bristol, UK; a Postgraduate Certificate of Education in Secondary Education from University of Bath, UK and EdD in Education from Cardiff University, UK. Ruth is dedicated to Computer Science for All and providing authentic learning opportunities within and beyond the CS curriculum.
Anne Marie Wyman, Treasurer

Anne Marie Wyman, Middle School Computer Science Teacher

Mrs. Anne Marie Wyman worked in industry for 13 years before she started working in the schools as a Tech Support Specialist. She earned a Master’s in Education in Instructional Technology from Bridgewater State University and a Master’s of Science in Math Education from Simmons College through Teachers 21. She has been teaching at Johnson Middle School in Walpole since 2008. She has helped many students develop a passion for Computer Science over the years. She has taught professional development workshops and held sessions at conferences. She has run many after school programs including robotics, Technovation, 3d printing, Invention Convention through BSU, Scratch coding and yearbook club.  She also runs technology summer camps and Coder Dojos in Walpole. She has been a member of the CSTA Greater Boston Chapter for a number of years and has been facilitating the Middle School Group for a few years.
Diane Horvath, K-8 Representative

Diane Horvath, Technology/MakerEd Integration Specialist

Diane is the  Technology/MakerEd Integration Specialist at Blake Middle School in Medfield Public Schools (MA) and a former Special Educator of students with moderate disabilities at the elementary level. Her mission is to explore ways of bringing accessible creative & innovative learning experiences to students using everyday materials, coding & circuits. Diane has also led Technovation teams to empower middle school girls, runs the school-wide Hour of Code/STEAM events, a recipient of the MassCUE Innovator award and is apart of the globally-focused  #MicrobitChampions leaders.

Kerri Murphy, Computer Science & Robotics Teacher

Kerri Murphy studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and worked in industry as a software and robotics engineer and consultant across the U.S. before following her pathway to Education. After earning her masters at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, she taught math for 17 years, and started teaching Computer Science five years ago. Kerri now teaches Computer Science and Robotics at Norton High School in Massachusetts, chairs a community STEAM team, and coaches Botball, Technovation, High School eSports and Boys Varsity Tennis. Kerri is a facilitator for the ECS curriculum.  
She believes in the power of community for computer science educators.