Jigar Patel

My CSTA Story

During the 2020 pandemic, one of my colleagues was looking to start a local CSTA chapter in Central Pennsylvania. After learning more about the amazing support system that CSTA has for computer science educators at all levels, I decided to jump on board and became the founding member and now Vice President of the CSTA Susquehanna Valley Chapter. I am deeply engaged in promoting equity in computer science education, especially in rural areas. I am also a volunteer on the conference committee.

My Story

Jigar Patel is the Coordinator for Innovation & Special Projects at Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 and Vice-President of the CSTA Susquehanna Valley Chapter. A 2022-23 CSTA Equity Fellow and a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, Jigar leads professional development across Pennsylvania and supports TIU11’s Spark Lab, a makerspace fostering K-12 innovation. Recognized as the 2021 PAECT Outstanding Leader of the Year, Jigar champions equitable learning in rural areas, driven by his passion for leveling the educational playing field.