James Koontz

My CSTA Story

James first came across the CSTA through the K-12 CS Standards as he was working to build a K-6 CS curriculum in Fairfax County, Virginia. With a passion for quality CS professional development, he joined the CSTA Professional Development Committee, eventually becoming a co-chair, and now serving as chair emeritus.

My Story

After working with the U.S. Army, NSA, and a variety of defense contractors, James became interested in making a difference through education. He became an elementary school teacher, sharing his love of computer science through after school clubs before founding a STEAM Lab for students in K-6. He currently works as an educational technology coach in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia.