Danae Hernandez-Technology Instructor/Social Media Manager


My name is Ms. Danae Hernandez or as my students like to call me Ms. H. I have been with Computer Explorers for a little over 3 years now and I absolutely LOVE what I do. I get to teach classes that students love, while incorporating educational technology. I also get to blog and update our social media sites, which I love doing. I do hold a Bachelors in Elementary Education so I like to think I have a good grip on what students’ are learning in the classroom which helps me tie that into the technology classes I teach for this amazing company. When I am not working I am home with my soon to be 6 year old helping him with his homework and teaching him about technology and how important it really is. Other than that I love spending my free time with my family and friends:)

Diana Kim-Technology Instructor

Diana Kim grew up in Northbrook and attended Glenbrook North High School before majoring in psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a young student, Diana juggled weekends as a real estate administrative assistant with weekdays as a Kumon Instructor. It was evident early on that Diana was a go-getter with a passion for children. She now works as a Real Estate Broker concentrating in the North Shore, but has continued her passion for educating students through her work with Computer Explorers. Diana believes that a successful life is one that balances work and pleasure, and if you make a living doing what you love, all the better.


Bryan Gerber – Technology Instructor

My name is Bryan Gerber and I have been teaching at computer explorers a little over three years. I graduated in 2008 from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in television.  For fun I like to travel and write. Along with teaching here, I work on numerous movie projects around the Chicagoland area, in numerous capacities.

Leslie Marshall – Technology Instructor/Operations Manager


I have been with Computer Explorers for the past 5 years and in the education field for the past 24 years, from preschool up to grade 8.  I have a Master’s in Elementary Education and am currently working on a Master’s of Science in Technology Education/ Tech Specialist.  I am currently the Operations Manager for Computer Explorers Northwest Chicago, as well as a teacher. I also write curriculum for the company such as Minecraft and Python.  I am married and have 2 children ages 15 and 12 who keep me very busy outside of work.

Lori Gross – Owner/Director

Hello! My name is Lori Gross and I am the Owner/Director of COMPUTER EXPLORERS of Northeastern Chicagoland. We are dedicated to bringing quality, exciting technology and computer education and enrichment programs to schools and communities in the Northeastern Chicagoland area. My love of children and passion for their education is what drove me to take on the challenge of owning and managing the COMPUTER EXPLORERS business in our area. My husband and I and our two small children are Deerfield natives and I am committed to giving all of our children the tools and skills they will need to be successful in the future!

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