Nelson Raphael

Coding/Computer Science Teacher

Mr. Nelson Raphael was raised in Decatur, Georgia, and pursued his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in German from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia. He served as a Pre-College Initiative chair for the Georgia Tech Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, which required him to design programming and events geared towards encouraging grade school student matriculation into STEAM majors. Outside of this Mr. Raphael participated in undergraduate research in the robotics field, particularly specializing in search and rescue robotics. This required him to develop algorithms for robotic functions based on design problem constraints in various coding languages. His research group’s work was later published in the 2019 Proceedings of the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Being the son of a teacher, Mr. Raphael has been shaped by the many experiences that most grade school teachers have imparted to their students. Thus, he has been ingrained with an attitude to always seek to educate others, when they seek to better their understanding. Paying it forward is one of his biggest strategies when it comes to positively influencing our youth and changing their narrative for the better. As a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., he firmly stands by their motto “Culture for Service, Service for Humanity.” He is always seeking creative ways to pour back into his community and enhance the gifts of others.

During his spare time, Mr. Raphael enjoys weightlifting, running through his
neighborhood, doing community service, and spending time with friends. He is enthusiastic about being able to educate AOS scholars as they continue their journey into computer science and we move into the upcoming school year!

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