Maria Litvin has taught computer science and mathematics at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, since 1987.  She is an AP Computer Science exam reader since 1996 and provides AP training for high school computer science teachers.  Maria is a recipient of the 1999 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement for Mathematics, Science, and Technology for New England, of the 2003 RadioShack National Teacher Award, and 2020 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award.  Prior to joining Phillips Academy, Maria taught computer science at Boston University.

Maria is a co-author (with Gary Litvin) of C++ for You++, the Java Methods series, and Be Prepared for the AP Computer Science Exam in Java, now in its seventh edition.  Their latest book is Coding in Python and Elements of Discrete Mathematics (Skylight Publishing, 2019).  Maria and Gary also co-write Continental Mathematics League (CML) computer science contests for elementary and middle school children.  Since 2014, as a facilitator, Maria has trained hundreds of New England elementary school teachers in teaching elements of computer science to children in grades K-5. 



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