2024 CSTA Elections
The following individuals have decided to run for office! You can vote for your favorite candidate until June 2nd, so please cast your ballot before then. You can vote using the form linked on our 2024 Elections web page. You can also review our wonderful candidates below!
Presidential Nominee: Anna Otto
Anna Otto is passionate about providing students with computer science opportunities and supporting 21st century teaching and learning. As the Computer Science and Online Learning Coordinator for Adams 12 Five Star Schools, she is responsible for overseeing and facilitating the development of a K-12 computer science pathway and supporting digital literacy and computational thinking integration into core content areas. Before joining Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Anna was a 4th and 5th grade teacher, research methods instructor, middle school tech and applied tech teacher, and a tech trainer. Anna lives in Longmont, CO where she spends her non-working hours with her husband, chasing their 9 year old twin boys and 11 year old daughter. She loves to travel all over the world, but is happiest on the beach or snorkeling in a warm ocean.
Secretary Nominee: Jennifer Hyslop
I believe that teachers teach not just the academic coursework but also social skills, manners, expectations, motivations, and communication skills. An effective teacher sees a whole child that needs nurturing not just a child’s brain. I am a firm believer that everyone can learn, and everyone learns from each other. Learning is a choice that students need to make but that teachers need to help motivate them to make. I do not feel that all students learn the same. I feel that a teacher needs to teach the material in a variety of ways to ensure that all learning styles are met. I also feel that students learn better when they are having fun, challenging each other, and in a place, they feel comfortable and welcome. I am a firm believer in making the classroom atmosphere a family atmosphere where everyone helps each other, encourages each other, is kind to each other, and respects each other.
Chapter Meeting Schedule
CO CSTA's leadership team has been working hard to plan our chapter meetings for the 2023-2024 school year! Please mark your calendars with the following dates:
  • First Chapter Meeting: 10/11/23 @ 5:30 PM
  • Second Chapter Meeting: 11/15/23 @ 5:30 PM
  • Third Chapter Meeting: 2/13/24 @ 5:30 PM
  • Fourth Chapter Meeting: 4/16/24 @ 5:30 PM
  • Join us at Rock CS for our final meeting of the year!
We will send out emails with more information as we get closer to the date of an upcoming chapter meeting. The recordings of past meetings can be found on the Events page of this website.
Officer Team
President - Anna Otto
 
Vice President - Beth Cerrone
 
Treasurer - Mark Holthouse
 
Secretary - Sonia Spindt
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Our Mission
 
We are excited you want to know more about the Colorado chapter of CSTA! The mission of our chapter is to build communities of educators that share resources and provide support for the advancement of computer science education across the state.
 
How do we do this? We are currently in the process of  restructuring our chapter so that it is more inclusive and  supportive of all teachers across the state. We are moving to a system that leverages Regional Chairs, who can host workshops and events in your local area. These Regional Chairs will be the hub for each local community! If you are interested in being a regional chair for your area, please reach out to us using the contact form found above.
 
We plan to come together as a state four times a year to  share statewide news, and then teachers will meet face-to-face in their local regions to learn, collaborate, and share.