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CSTA Seeking CS Education Leaders for Board Positions

As we approach the start of the new calendar year, it is time to start the CSTA Board of Directors nominations and elections process once again. CSTA is a member organization led by a working board of directors. The affairs and property of CSTA are managed, controlled, and directed by an elected Board of Directors. The future and health of the CSTA organization depend upon the quality and dedication of the CSTA Board of Directors leadership. The Board of Directors consists of officers representing various aspects of computer science education. All CSTA Board of Directors positions must be held by individuals who are professionally connected to K-12 computer science education and are CSTA members. I encourage interested CSTA members to apply or to encourage other qualified members to submit an application.

The following CSTA Director positions will be vacated on May 31, 2013 and will be filled during the 2014 CSTA Board of Directors Election:

  • 9-12 Representative (1 position): A 9-12 classroom teacher who is currently teaching computer science at the high school level.
  • At-Large Representative (1 position): An educator with responsibilities for K-12 CS education.
  • International Representative (1 position): An international (outside the United States) classroom teacher who is currently teaching or promoting computer science at the pre-collegiate level.
  • School District Representative (1 position): An administrator whose focus is technology or curriculum across multiple schools.
  • Teacher Education Representative (1 position): A college- or university-level faculty member who has primary responsibility for the instruction of pre-service and/or in-service teachers of computer science and/or computing disciplines.
  • University Faculty Representative (1 position): A faculty member from a university computing department offering graduate degrees in computer science.
    CSTA is dedicated to promoting diversity in K-12 computer science education as well as on its Board. We strongly encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
  • In February, at the close of the nominations period, the Nominations and Elections Committee of the CSTA Board will select the two most qualified applicants in each position for inclusion on the ballot. Late nominations will not be accepted.

    The CSTA Board is a working Board, and all Directors are required to attend two Board meetings per year and are expected to contribute meaningfully by participating on at least two committees. This year, the CSTA Directors are required to participate in the following Board events in St. Charles, IL:

  • July 13, 2014: New Board Member Orientation
  • July 14-15, 2014: CSTA Annual Conference
  • July 16, 2014 CSTA Committee Meetings
  • July 17-18, 2014: Full Board meeting
  • To begin the nominations process, download the 2014 CSTA Nominations Form from the CSTA website at:


    Submit your completed Nominations Form AND your current résumé of experience to the Elections Committee by emailing it to nominations@csta.acm.org. The documents may be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format; PDF is preferred. The Nominations deadline is February 1, 2014.

    Each candidate's personal statement and responses to the four questions in the Nominations Form will be posted on the CSTA website and included on the ballot. Statements will be truncated at the word-count limit if necessary. The candidate's résumé will not be made public. The election will take place online, beginning April 2, 2014. All CSTA members in good standing will be eligible to vote. The election will close May 5, 2014. Results will be posted May 17, 2014.

    CSTA is seeking committed CS education leaders to serve on the CSTA Board of Directors. We encourage all interested and qualified individuals to submit an application. You may be the passionate and dedicated CS educator that will help lead the CSTA Board during the next two years. Please thoughtfully consider submitting your application today.

    Deborah Seehorn
    CSTA Board of Directors Chair
    Nominations and Elections Committee Chair

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