Meet Your Computer Science Teacher
January 6, 2022
Ashley Benitez-Smith—a teacher at Brunswick High that teaches computer science and cyber security. She has an undergraduate degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County in English literature, a graduate degree from Hood College in curriculum instruction, and is currently seeking to get certified to teach cyber security at the high school.
“There is no limit or restriction preventing you from getting into the computer science field. I was originally an English teacher and somehow I became a teacher for computer science.”
She is the lead mentor of the two robotics teams at Brunswick High. They are Minerva’s Mechanic and Apollo’s Architect. The robotics team competes in competition to build robots that complete various challenges. The Minerva’s Mechanic is the veteran team and the Apollo’s Architect was recently created due to lots of students joining. Mrs. Smith is also the faculty advisor for the Computer Science Honor Society (CSHS). The CSHS creates computer science projects for the community and helps students with computer science.