About Us

The San Diego Computer Science Teachers Association is a local chapter of the international Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). The CSTA itself is part of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ACM is the oldest and largest computer-based organization in the world. If you do anything related to computing, the ACM is probably involved in your life in some significant way.

In 2010 the San Diego CSTA formed a partnership with the UC San Diego Supercomputer Center Education Program to implement a NSF grant piloting the impending AP Computer Science: Principles course at any high school throughout San Diego County interested in working with us. In 2015 that partnership expanded to include UCSD’s CREATE program.

If you would like to be apprised of future meetings and activities, please fill out this contact form here.

Membership in the national CSTA is free for individuals. You can register online here.

CSTA San Diego Chapter Board

The San Diego Chapter of the CSTA is pleased to announce a new board for 2018. Congratulations to the following elected members of the San Diego Computer Science Teachers Association for the coming year! Many thanks to all our members who work to make Computer Science a real opportunity for all of our county students. The next general membership meeting will be announced through this newsletter in the near future.

CSTA President

Art Lopez, Sweetwater High School

High School Representatives

Daniel Pearson, Castle Park High School

Angela Deamude, Chaparral High School

Middle-School Representative 

JC Morris, Knox Middle School

Elementary School Representative

Anthonette Pena, Elementary Institute of Science

At-Large Representative

Corri-Ann Burgess, Kearny High School

The Purpose of the San Diego CSTA Chapter is to

• Build a strong community of computer science educators who share their knowledge
• Provide teachers with opportunities for high-quality professional development
• Advocate at all levels for a comprehensive computer science curricula
• Support projects that communicate the excitement of computer science to students and
improve their understanding of the opportunities it provides
• Collect and disseminating research about computer science education
• Provide policy recommendations to support computer science in the high school curriculum
• Raise awareness that computer science educators are highly qualified professionals
with skills that enrich the educational experience of their students

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