Lawrence Tanimoto

My CSTA Story

I first became involved with our local Puget Sound (WA) chapter as a volunteer and later coordinator for our programming contest. Because I lived and worked in one of the nation’s tech hubs, I mistakenly thought that Washington’s CS education system must be one of the world’s best. Since retiring from teaching in 2021, I have learned much, am increasingly dismayed by the poor state of CS education in Washington and throughout much of our country, and want to help.CSTA improve all of this.

My Story

Otherwise retired, I now focus on activities to help advocate for K-12 CS education. From 2014-21, I taught computer science as a CTE teacher at Ingraham HS, an urban, mid-sized, multi-cultural school in north Seattle. Prior to teaching, I worked for 28 years in the international computer industry – the last 18 with Microsoft (Office Division). Am originally from Hawaii.