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A Special Message for All Procrastinators

Just as many of you do, I like to listen to National Public Radio (NPR). And I fully understand the need for fundraising from the public a few times a year. Our local NPR station seems to always have a special promotion near the end of the pledge drive "for all the procrastinators out there." So, this blog post is for all you procrastinators out there!

February 1 (Saturday!) is the deadline to submit Nomination Applications for the open CSTA Board of Directors positions. CSTA can always use committed and dedicated members to serve on the Board of Directors. So, if you happen to be one of those procrastinators who really would like to serve on the CSTA Board of Directors, please take a minute to complete your Nomination Application.
Nominations are open for the following CSTA Director positions.

  • 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
  • To submit a nomination:
    1. Download the 2014 CSTA Nominations Form from the CSTA website at: http://csta.acm.org/About/sub/CSTAGovernance.html

    2. Complete the Nominations Form.
    The form includes the following information:

  • Position for which you are applying
  • Your Name
  • Address
  • School or Employer
  • Current Title/Role
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Personal Statement that explains your motivation and why you are a strong candidate (limited to 130 words).
  • Answer the following questions:
    a. What experiences and/or interests in K-12 computer science/information technology education qualify you to serve as a leader for the organization?
    b. What previous experience do you have with CSTA?
    c. What leadership skills do you have that would enrich the Board and the organization?
    d. What do you think are the most important issues for K-12 computer science education?

    3. Submit the completed Nominations Form and your current résumé of experience to the Elections Committee by emailing it to:


    The documents may be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format; PDF is preferred.

    Nominations deadline: February 1, 2014

    For more information please contact nominations@csta.acm.org.

    The Call for Nominations is available on the CSTA website.

    Deborah Seehorn
    CSTA Nominations and Elections Committee Chair

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