WHO ARE WE?
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.

 
 
 
CSTA Hawaii Chapter President
Justin Delos Reyes
James Campbell High School Computer Science Educator
 
“My vision has always been to have computer science accessible to every student. Together with the executive board and CSTA members, I hope to achieve this by working with the DOE, growing teacher capacity, offering innovative professional development and incorporating all stakeholders in the state’s computer science initiatives. Mahalo for your support!”
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CSTA Hawaii Chapter Vice President
Mary Kiang
Punahou Schools
English Teacher
 

“I am a former computer programmer turned teacher experienced in teaching computer science at elementary, middle, and high school levels. At conferences, such as SXSWedu and ISTE, I designed and lead workshops for teachers who are interested in integrating coding into their curriculum. I have authored coding curricula for Microsoft, including coding with Minecraft and coding with Micro:bits. I have started computer science programs at schools and also founded GO Code!, an organization that supports girls and young women in exploring coding and STEM.


I aim to guide administrators to an appreciation of the importance of computer science as part of a forward looking curriculum and give them the support and structure to make these goals a reality. I am passionate about working with students and teachers, building their computer knowledge and skills, so they can create solutions to problems through the power of computer science.”

CSTA Hawaii Chapter Secretary
Douglas Kiang
Punahou Schools
Computer Science Teacher
 

“I am currently a full-time teacher of computer science with 95 students. I have 28 years of teaching experience, with 14 of those years teaching computer science in grades 7-12. I am a member of the College Board’s National Development Committee that created AP Computer Science Principles, the newest and fastest growing computer science course at the secondary school level. I am working to widen the reach of computer science to students who see themselves more as artists, writers, and designers rather than strictly as engineers or techies. Having already served as the current Vice President of the Hawaii CSTA chapter, I would be able to support the new leadership, as well as bring a sense of continuity to the Board, as I have been involved with the Hawaii chapter since its start.”