CSTA Hawaii is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.

The mission of the Chapter is to further the mission of the CSTA and to serve as the stakeholder group to align our efforts and resources that supports and advocates for CS educational opportunities for all teachers and students in Hawaii.


Brett Tanaka

Hawaii State Department of Education

Educational Specialist - Computer Science


Brett is the Computer Science Educational Specialist for Computer Science and provides statewide computer science education-related support. In addition, he manages the Project Inspire online professional development program designed to assist teachers in the integration of computer science and/or educational technology in the classroom. Brett has also worked in a variety of technology related positions including desktop publishing, Apple/Epson repair technician, network/systems administrator, desktop application trainer and technical support. Brett has served as Past-President for the Hawai’i Society for Technology in Education (HSTE) ISTE-affiliate chapter and established the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Hawaii CSTA-affiliate chapter. He has a Master’s of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) from Hawaii Pacific University.

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