2022 Election Information

The following represents the nominees for the 2022 CSTA-Arizona Board Election. Each nominee applied via a form and confirmed their intent and ability to serve on the board. At the bottom of this list is a form for voting.

K-8 Director: Jessie McKinley

"I is a 22+ veteran teacher with 15 years of team leadership experience at my school. As the interim director this year I volunteered my time and efforts to provide a K-8 perspective to the group and gained valuable experience that motivated myself to continue providing a voice for the elementary and middle school. I want to continue to represent this important group in our organization and to continue to advocate for computer science policies to be equitable across the K-12 spectrum in Arizona."

Central Arizona Co-Director: Jaime Hansen

"I would like to be a part of the CSTA-Arizona Board to advocate for the promotion of Computer Science skills in our students and within classrooms across Arizona.  I believe that by holding a position on the board I could help make a difference as I work at a STEM- focused school and have had experience with Computer Science standards with a STEM/Engineering background. I am the STEM PLC leader at my school with the biggest PLC group of teachers/staff members.  This will be my second year as Tech mentor on our campus."

Central Arizona Co-Director: Bhawna Verma

Bhawna is a high school computer science teacher at Paradise Valley High School and winner of the Arizona NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. She previously served as the Central Arizona Co-director and has helped coordinate NCWIT Aspirations in Computing opportunities in Arizona

Northern Arizona Director: Leon Tynes

Leon is a high school computer science teacher at Xavier College Prep and organizer of 2022's Arizona CSPDWeek held on campus. He previously served as the Central Arizona Co-Director and has organized and spoken at CS events in Arizona.

Southern Arizona Director: Daniel Schneider

Daniel is a former high school computer science teacher in Tucson, AZ and current curriculum writer for Code.org. He previously served as the President of CSTA-Arizona and works with the University of Arizona CS Department to hold southern Arizona regional meetups

Vacant Positions

During this election cycle, no one applied to run for the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary. These positions still exit in our board structure, but will remain vacant until the next election cycle. In the meantime, the CSTA-Arizona board will operate with a full board of regional directors but no one in these larger leadership roles.

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2022 CSTA-Arizona Board Election

Board Responsibilities

A board is a group of people who are charged to govern the CSTA-Arizona chapter. The board is responsible for setting strategic direction, establishing board policies and objectives, and offering dynamic programs for its members. Chapter leaders should be CSTA+ members in good standing. 


The board is the main decision-making body of the chapter. Board members must be well informed, prudent, and responsive to the needs of the chapter.

The role of the Chapter Board

The board must ensure the continuity of the chapter by:

  • Planning for the future;

  • Keeping the chapter fiscally sound; and

  • Establishing and reviewing programs, benefits and services that support CSTA and the chapter’s mission.

  • Charged to govern the non-profit duties associated with the CSTA-Arizona chapter

Click here to read detailed descriptions of each board position

Board Member Elections

CSTA-Arizona has a 9-member board. Each board member serves a 2 year term. Each year, several board positions are up for election:
The following positions will be up for election during even-numbered years:
  • President
  • Secretary
  • Southern Regional Director
  • Central Regional Co-Director
  • K-8 Director
The following positions will be up for election during odd-numbered years:
  • Vice-president
  • Treasurer
  • Northern Regional Director
  • Central Regional Co-Director
Note: Due to delays from the COVID-19 Pandemic, in the year 2022 all board positions are up for election. The next election cycle will be in 2024 for the even-year positions, and 2025 for the odd-year positions. New officers will take office the following year (so even-year positions take office during off-number years and vice-versa).

Interested in Learning More? Attend Our Next Election Information Session on Monday September 12th


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Previous CSTA-Arizona Election Information Session Recording

Election Timeline

  • August 15th & September 12th: Board Election Information Session
  • September 5th-30th: Nominations for board positions are open. Self-nominations are accepted.
  • October 24th: Nominee information is released to help inform voting (similar to this page for CSTA-National elections)
  • November 7th - 18th: Voting is open via a Google Form. You must be a CSTA-Arizona chapter member to vote in the election. You do not need to be a CSTA+ member.
  • December 2nd: Winners are announced and begin preparing to transfer into their board positions
  • January 1st: The new CSTA-Arizona board begins their term

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