Paige Besthoff

My CSTA Story

Paige has been a CSTA member for seven years and served as an elementary subcommittee representative for the 2023 and 2024 CSTA conference committee, a reviewer for the CS Teaching Excellence Award, has been the co-chair of CSTA New Jersey CSPDWeek for the past three years, is currently the Vice President of CSTA New Jersey and she was previously the Secretary of CSTANJ. The friends she has made through CSTA are priceless. Paige says, “CSTA has made me a better teacher. I am no longer alone in my journey. As CSTA reminds us, we are part of the world’s largest CS department.”

My Story

Paige Besthoff has been a Computer Science teacher for 25 years, teaching elementary Computer Science for 9 of those years. Formerly from NYC, she currently teaches in NJ. Paige facilitates workshops in partnership with, TCNJ Central New Jersey Computer Science Education Hub and Rutgers CS Hub. Paige is a frequent presenter at CSTA, ISTE, and other CS and technology conferences across the country presenting the CSTA and NJ standards and sharing sample lessons. Paige is a recipient of the 2023 CS Teaching Excellence Award.