Jen Manly (She/Her)


• CSTA Membership
• Computer Science Honor Society
• CSTA Affinity Groups

My CSTA Story

When Jen attended her first CSTA conference in 2018, it was the first time she didn’t feel alone as a CS teacher. At the time, she was the only middle school CS teacher in her building and one of only three in her entire district. Since then, she’s spoken at five CSTA conferences, volunteered as a member of the conference committee, and received a CS Teaching Excellence Honorable Mention. CSTA has been instrumental to her growth as a CS teacher, and she was thrilled to join staff in 2022 as the membership experience manager!

My Story

Jen supports CSTA members as the membership experience manager. She is proud to be a computer science teacher and excited to support CS teachers in connecting with the community that CSTA offers.

Prior to joining the CSTA team, she taught computer science at the middle, high school, and college levels, developed curriculum locally and nationally, and facilitated professional development opportunities for teachers, including regularly presenting at the CSTA annual conference. She is coauthor of the Agile Educator Guide and a former recipient of a CSTA Teaching Excellence Honorable Mention. Jen is passionate about expanding access to high-quality, project-based computer science education, and she is an advocate for differentiated instruction that centers students as leaders in the classroom. In addition to her role at CSTA, she currently teaches one CS course per semester at the University of Maryland and facilitates professional development for schools nationwide.

In her free time, Jen is an avid sports fan, cheering for the Baltimore Orioles and the Georgia Bulldogs, and she enjoys spending time with her husband, Paul; her son, Jack; and her dog, Milton.