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

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 2018-19 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.


Art Lopez, Sweetwater High School

Vice President

Anthonette Pena, Big Picture Learning

Higher Education Representative

Tasha Frankie, San Diego Mesa College

High School Representatives

Daniel Pearson, Castle Park High School

Angela Deamude, Chaparral High School

Middle School Representative 

James Morris, Millennial Tech Middle School

Elementary School Representative

Jenny Chien, Vista Unified School District

At-Large Representative

Corri-Anne Burgess, Kearny High School

Ruth Maas, American University


UC San Diego Non-Voting Board Members

Susan Yonezawa, Associate Director at CREATE

Beth Simon, Professor at Education Studies

Minh Mai, Program Manager at CREATE

Laura Santos, Administrative Assisant at CREATE