Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Mass Communication (Grambling State University) Masters in Educational Technology (Azusa Pacific University) Multiple Subject/Special Education Credential (Azusa Pacific University) Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Equity Fellow

Mr. Tory Wadlington

Tory Wadlington, or Mr. W,  is in his 8th year as a special education teacher in Southern California. He is a computer science enthusiast with a passion for building equity and creating safe spaces for BIPOC students, staff and families. He is a co-founder of Equity in Action CA which has brought teachers and leaders of color together for professional development. As a graduate of Grambling State University, an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Tory noticed stark differences in student achievement and motivation based on cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. This propelled him into many mentorship positions, eventually leading him to get his Master’s degree in Educational Technology, with a credential focusing on Special Education. Tory used computer science to create safe space classrooms, and new ways to engage previously unmotivated students. His heart for special education, and Social and Emotional Learning has helped him develop training on engaging and welcoming all students. 

I look forward to working with your student(s) and have plans to make this year their best year yet! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any concerns or questions. We are a team. 

Find out more information about Mr. W here:

Disrupting Inequities in Computer Science