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Introducing your new board members Part III

Welcome back for the third and final installment of "Meet your new board members". The third new member of the CSTA Board of Directors is David Burkhart. David is the newest K-8 teacher representative and he and brings experience with teaching computing to the lower grades to the board. Dave and I sat down in cyberspace and had a little chat.

Where are you from and what are you doing now in addition to being one of CSTA's newest board members?

I am the Computer and Multimedia teacher at West Muskingum Middle School in Zanesville, Ohio. I also serve as the middle school technology mentor. I am a Master's Degree candidate at Ohio University, graduating June 2008 with a degree in Computer Education and Technology.

Why Computer Science Education?

I feel that it is my responsibility to show my middle school students a wide range of uses and career opportunities within my computer classes. Computer Science is one of the fields that my students enjoy the most.

What do you like to do other than teach?

I love spending time with my two sons, ages 6 and 10. They are involved in Cub Scouts, soccer and music lessons. As a family, we enjoy participating in activities with the Muskingum Valley Vineyard Church.

For you personally which of the statements from CSTA's purpose has the most significance?

Wow, choose just one? I think the purpose statement that means the most to me personally is "Build a strong community of computer science educators who share their knowledge." I feel that I have benefited so much through networking with others within the CSTA.

Dave, along with Myra and Brian are bringing new ideas to your Board of Directors, but we want to hear from you as well! What are your hot topics? What can we do to help? Either leave Dave a comment or a question here, or let us know what we should be thinking about as we continue to move forward.

Leigh Ann Sudol
CSTA Communications Chair

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