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K12 Cybersecurity Education Community of Interest


This Community of Interest is a forum for K12 teachers, school administrators, local and state education agencies, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, institutions of higher education, and others who are interested in sharing and learning how to grow and sustain diverse students pursuing cybersecurity careers through learning experiences, exposure to career opportunities, and teacher professional development. The new K12 Cybersecurity Education Community of Interest charter is available here



Lemi-Ola Erinkitola
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Lemi-Ola Erinkitola
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Critical Thinking Child LLC

Kristi Rice
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Kristi Rice
Spotsylvania High School

Willie Henderson
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Willie Henderson
Cybersecurity Outreach Specialist


NICE Program Office staff liaison: Davina Pruitt-Mentle, NICE Lead for Academic Engagement 


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become a member

Members of this Community of Interest are part of the broader NICE Community Coordinating Council and will be added to it automatically. Google Groups is used for this group as a resource for communication. 

nicek12education+subscribe [at] (Send an Email to Join )

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get engaged

nicek12education [at] (Share) your questions, opportunities, and leading practices with the community! If you have ideas or just want to get to know others interested in K12 cybersecurity education, this is the place for you. 

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meeting information

This group meets the second week of every month at 3:30pm ET on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays. All meetings are held via Microsoft Teams unless otherwise indicated. 

View Meeting Schedule 

Active Projects: 

  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs and Programs of Study (POS) - Curation of known CTE programs and educational resources and development of Toolkit of how to develop a successful CTE Cybersecurity Program. View the full project charter here.
  • K12 Educational Materials: Content Review and Repository Recommendations - Collection and review of K12 educational materials that can be used to inspire cybersecurity career awareness with students in elementary school, stimulate cybersecurity career exploration in middle school, and enable cybersecurity career preparedness in high school. View the full project charter here.
  • K12 Cybersecurity Educational Instructional Professional Development (PD) Series - Determining the professional development needs of K-12 educators in delivering K-12 cybersecurity content and outlining best practices for delivering cybersecurity instruction in the K-12 setting that have proven effective in similar disciplines. View the full project charter here.


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Active Programs:




  • NICE Program Office
    (301) 975-4470
    100 Bureau Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Created April 25, 2017, Updated May 16, 2024