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CSTA Golden Gate is your East Bay computer science community for K-16 educators. Our chapter is designed to help connect you with others teaching and integrating computer science, provide professional development to help you improve your teaching practice, and connect your voice here in the East Bay to the national computer science education community!

Chapter President - Flint Christensen

(To be updated on 7/7/21)
I passionate about teaching Computer Science because it is the literacy of influence in the 21st century. In addition to his Piedmont Computer Science teaching duties, I am an Instructor in the Academic Talent Development Program at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, a Facilitator for code.org, and have served as Vice President of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association.

Chapter Vice President - Sam Berg

To be updated on 7/7/21
I'm a Computer Science Coordinator and I enjoy this group and I've learned about CS Education through our Golden Gate chapter meetings.  I would like to try and expand the membership, so more people can benefit.

Chapter Treasurer - Aletta Sauer 

To be updated on 7/7/21
Aletta Sauer [Teacher - Business, Computer Science and Engineering] - I believe communities are made stronger when each of us actively participates, whether in a strategic or planning role or simply by regular meeting attendance. I especially enjoy the camaraderie of the Golden Gate section, and I have always found the PD worthwhile and engaging.  My pronouns are she/her and I identify as mixed-race/Pacific Islander.
 
Chapter Secretary - Ira Ehrlich
Ira Ehrlich has been a K-5 STEM Teacher for the past twenty years in both private and public schools. He emphasizes the "T" in STEM but feels it should be replaced with the letters "CS" for Computer Science. He is always looking to add to his necktie collection, which is currently over 200. 

Past President - Jana Branisa

Jana is the Technology Coordinator and a computer science teacher at Piedmont High School in Piedmont, California.  She has degrees in mathematics and computer science and in a previous life was a corporate webmaster for a fortune 500 company.  She is a dedicated supporter of gender equity in STEM fields and was a presenter of the mathematics equity program EQUALS at the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Chapter Membership - Zelda Allison

To be updated after Chapter Leadership Summit in early July.
 

Chapter Communications - Emily Thomforde

To be updated after Chapter Leadership Summit in early July.
 

Chapter Higher Ed  Co-Representative - Dan Garcia

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Chapter Higher Ed  Co-Representative  - Pamela Fox

To be updated after Chapter Leadership Summit in early July.