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Board of Directors Elections 2018
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The CSTA Board of Directors consists of fourteen voting representatives, with eleven of those elected by the more than 26,000 CSTA members worldwide. In addition to working with the Executive Director in setting the organization's direction, Board members carry out many of CSTA's operational tasks through committees and task forces.

For the 2018 election, there are five open Board positions to be filled. The call for applications went out on December 15, 2017, and a large number of highly qualified applicants responded. The Nominations and Elections Committee reviewed the applicants and selected two candidates for each position:


K-8 Representative: A classroom teacher who is currently teaching computer science at the pre-high school level.

Lisa Bohaty

Kristeen Shabram


9-12 Representative: A classroom teacher who is currently teaching computer science at the high school level.


Amy Fox

Chinma Uche

International Representative: An international (outside the United States) classroom teacher who is currently teaching or promoting computer science at the pre-collegiate level.


Miles Berry

Jason Zagami


State Department Representative: An educator or administrator who reports to a state department of education and oversees, in some capacity, computer science education.

Anthony Owen (unopposed)



At-Large Representative: An educator with responsibilities for K-12 CS education.

Michelle Lagos

Emmanuel Schanzer


 Each candidate submitted a personal statement and answers to the following questions:

  • What experiences and/or interests in K-12 computer science/information technology education qualify you to serve as a leader for the organization?
  • What previous experience do you have with CSTA?
  • What leadership skills do you have that would enrich the Board and the organization?
  • What do you think are the most important issues for K-12 computer science education?

Their statements and answers can be viewed by clicking on their names, as well as on the electronic ballot.

The 2018 CSTA Board of Directors election will run from February 22 to March 22. At some point during the day on February 22, CSTA members should receive an email from ElectionBuddy, the service provider for our online election. This email will contain a personalized link to a ballot. If you are a CSTA member and do not receive your election email by Tuesday, February 23, first check your spam filter, then contact Voting ends March 22. In order to vote, you must have a valid email address and be an active CSTA member as of February 16, 2018.


 CSTA Board Election Timeline

Dec 15, 2017

Call for applications posted on CSTA website and emailed to members.

Dec 15, 2017 – Jan 31, 2018

Applications for open board positions accepted via email to

Feb 1 – Feb 10, 2018

Nominations & Elections Committee reviews the applications and selects the top two candidates for each position.

Feb 22, 2018

The election begins, with personalized email ballots sent to each CSTA member.

Feb 22 – March 22, 2018

Voting continues, using the ElectionBuddy online voting system, until 11:59 pm PDT on March 22.

April 1, 2018

The results will be posted on the CSTA website and emailed to members by this date.



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The Association for Computing Machinery founded CSTA as part of its commitment to K-12 computer science education