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CSTA Regional Chapters

As part of its commitment to meeting the needs of CSTA members and developing a strong community of computer science educators, CSTA supports the development of regional CSTA chapters. A CSTA chapter is a local branch of CSTA designed to facilitate discussion of local issues, provision of member services at the local level, and to promote CSTA membership on the national level.

Due to international laws relating to fiduciary responsibility for chapters, CSTA is unable to support the formation of chapters in countries other than the U.S. and Canada. For this reason, we have established an international affiliates program and provided a comprehensive guide on affiliate formation. For more information, click here.

Contact information for CSTA local chapters is not to be used for commercial or fundraising purposes by any organization other than CSTA.


Current CSTA Chapters

Chapter
Contact
Alabama
Jeffrey Baker | Website
Arizona
Tim McMichael | Website
Arkansas
Carl Frank | Website
California
Golden Gate Area


Sacramento


San Diego


San Mateo


Silicon Valley


Southern CA

Eugene Lemon | Website


Jared Amalong | Website


Joe Pistone | Website


Ann Greyson | Website


Lee Appelbaum | Website


Victor Casas | Website
CANADA
Alberta


British Columbia


Manitoba


Saskatchewan

Lance Pedersen | Website


Kurt Eiselt | Website


Larry Wachs | Website


Daryl Hepting | Website
Colorado
Chuck Powell | Website
Connecticut
Chinma Uche | Website
Delaware
James Sekcienski | Website
Florida
Joanne Barrett | Website
Georgia
Deepa Muhalidhar | Website
Illinois
Chicago


Chicago Suburbs

Don Yanek | Website


Steven Svetlik | Website
Indiana
Hoosier-Heartland

Julie Alano
| Website
Kentucky-Kentuckiana

Scott Horan
| Website
Maine

Tom Keller
| Website
Maryland

Marie desJardins
| Website
Massachusetts
Greater Boston


Western MA

Padmaja Bandaru | Website


Kathleen Gorski | Website
Michigan

Barry Webster
| Website
Minnesota-Gopher State

Doug Maine
| Website
Nebraska
Huskers


Omaha

Scott Burns | Website


Dawn Nizzi | Website
New Hampshire

Tammy Andrew
| Website
New Jersey
Central NJ


Northern NJ


Southern NJ

John Hajdu | Website


Lee Hayden | Website


Lynn Kessleman | Website
New Mexico

Paige Prescott
| Website
New York
Central NY


Hudson Valley


Long Island


Lower Hudson Valley


Western NY

Ryan Swan | Website


Cynthia Marcello | Website


Kristin Holmes | Website


Amy Fox | Website


Carl Alphonce | Website
North Carolina
Piedmont


Triangle East

Susan Morrissett | Website


Marnie Hill | Website
Ohio

Angie Thorne
| Website
Oregon

Kathy Zettl-Shaffer
| Website
Pennsylvania

Jean Griffin
| Website
Rhode Island

Ann Moskol
| Website
Texas
Central


Dallas/Fort Worth


Houston

Hal Speed | Website


Cindy Gallatin | Website


Stacey Armstrong | Website
Utah

Cody Henrichsen
| Website
Virginia
Central VA


Northern VA

Rebecca Dovi | Website


Ann Drobnis | Website
Washington
Puget Sound


Spokane

Greg Kilpatrick | Website


Josh Harrison | Website
West Virginia

Dr. Venkat Gudivada
| Website
Wisconsin
Dairyland

Robert Juranitch
| Website

Forming a CSTA Chapter

Newly-formed chapters should ideally include local computer science teachers and a university or college site or school district site willing to host regular meetings.

Groups wishing to apply for chapter status must be able to fulfill the chapter obligations listed below.

Benefits/Resources available to a CSTA Chapter

  • Approved use of the CSTA name
  • Unlimited use of CSTA Chapter logo for identification
  • Listing of regular meeting times/activities in the CSTA Voice
  • Advice and support from a special CSTA Chapter Liaison
  • Contact information for all CSTA members in local region upon request
  • CSTA promotional materials
  • Opportunity for chapter president to attend leadership events
  • Publicity of professional development opportunities in region
  • Facilitation of connections to local post-secondary institutions interested in K-12 issues

Obligations of a CSTA Chapter

  • Have a minimum of 8 members, not all from the same institution
  • Hold regular membership meetings
  • Have identified leadership structure (all chapter officers must be CSTA members in good standing)
  • Formal set of bylaws meeting the conditions:
    • Organization name reflecting geographic location
    • Clearly stated purpose/mission aligned to the CSTA mission
    • Continuity of elected leadership
    • Non-restrictive membership
    • Dissolution clause providing for excess funds
  • Provide standardized, on-going communication to members
  • Provide an annual report to CSTA and chapter membership of activities of past year and proposed plan for upcoming year
  • Regularly communicate updates regarding leadership, membership, and activities with CSTA chapter liaison
  • Maintain relationships with other local chapters as appropriate
  • Answer requests for information from CSTA promptly
  • Promote CSTA to its membership and in the local region

Chapter applications must be submitted in writing to the CSTA Board of Directors in care of the Chapter Liaison at chapters@csta.acm.org. All completed applications are subject to approval by the CSTA Executive Committee based on the recommendation of the CSTA Chapter Liaison and Executive Director.

For questions with regard to local chapter formation, please contact the CSTA Chapter Liaison at chapters@csta.acm.org.

Download CSTA Chapter Application and Bylaw Template






   

CSTA works at many levels to support computing education.

Elementary and Middle school
(problem solving &
computational thinking)

High school
(computing &
computer science)

College/university
(enrollment &
transition)

Industry
(engagement &
preparation)