My CSTA Story
As a new high school teacher and a member of CSTA since 2006, Cindi values the resources, networking, and enrichment opportunities this organization has provided throughout her career. She was a founding member of Nevada’s Silver State CSTA chapter and supports the leadership team in her current position at the Nevada Department of Education. Cindi is serving her second term as the state department representative on the CSTA Board of Directors. In this capacity, she serves on different focus groups to build standards-aligned resources for administrators and educators, provides a state-level perspective on the policy committee, and co-facilitates quarterly State CS Supervisor meetings.
Cindi is the interim director of CTE and IT programs at the Nevada Department of Education. She is an award-winning former high school CS teacher, standards author, curriculum developer, state and national presenter, former industry programmer, web developer, and technology business owner, and recent Association for Computing Machinery–published author. Cindi is also an adjunct professor of computer science education at Touro University Nevada, where she prepares teachers to earn their CS endorsement and to teach CS in unique and exciting ways. She has also traveled internationally to support educators in Europe and Africa.
With her undergraduate, graduate, and industry experience in computer science, business, education, and administration, Cindi is uniquely positioned to evaluate and redesign innovative systems to elevate CTE and CS education to a variety of stakeholders, for the benefit of all students everywhere.
Cindi enjoys traveling internationally, reading, hiking, and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.