My name is Steve Svetlik. I'm going into my sixteenth year as a teacher at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL, with this being my twelfth year teaching APCS-A and my first year of CSP. I'm also going on my third year as Mathematics Department Chair at DHS. Over the course of the past 11 years I've seen the CS program at DHS grow from 1 section of APCS-A to 5 sections of APCS-A, 4 sections of Intro to Programming, a Data Structures and Algorithms course, and several students pursuing independent studies in a variety of areas. The whole experience has been a blast, and I feel like I'm learning something new from my students and colleagues every day. I hold a Bachelor of Science from UIC in Secondary Math Education, a Master of Science in Computer Science from DePaul, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Olivet-Nazarene University.
Outside of school, you could find me on my Harley intentionally getting lost around town, training for a marathon (completed five already), programming (been bitten by the bug for a while), bowling (competed in college), binge-watching Game of Thrones (I too am a GoT evangelist... John Snow can't be dead!!), or picking up the guitar when nobody is around and will feel sorry for me when I try to play. Most recently and more than likely, though, you'll probably find me playing with my four-month old daughter and keeping her up past her (and my) bedtime.
Looking forward to meeting and learning from everybody in Chicago in August.