Dr. Larae Butcher (She/Her)


• Computer Science for English Learners (CSforEL)

My CSTA Story

Since joining CSTA in 2021, Larae has championed computer science accessibility for all students. Before joining CSTA, Larae consistently demonstrated a passion for technology and innovation, remaining well-informed about the most recent advancements in the field. As an educator and literacy coach, she pioneered the adaptation and implementation of cutting-edge technology in the classroom. A staunch advocate for computer science education, Larae stands firm in her belief that every student deserves equal access to high-quality instruction in this field.

My Story

Larae spearheads the Computer Science for English Learners (CSforEL) project at CSTA. Her efforts concentrate on expanding access to computer science for English Learners, specifically in Texas, Southern California, New Mexico, and Arizona. At the heart of this project lies professional development for AP computer science educators, which empowers teachers to deliver engaging and rigorous instruction to English learners. Larae is deeply committed to this initiative, collaborating diligently and passionately with team members, district partners, and participating teachers. In her leisure time, Larae delights in acquiring new knowledge, immersing herself in books, practicing yoga, and cherishing moments with family, friends, and her adorable Yorkie, Nina!