Willy Orozco

My CSTA Story

I started my teaching career as a science teacher and at some point was asked if I wanted to teach CS. I agreed and that same summer I attended my first CSTA conference. I immediately feel in love with the organization. Back then there was no chapter in Miami, and when the opportunity arose to start one, I immediately jumped in. I am no longer in the classroom, but still heavily involved in CS education. I could not be able to make the impact I do today if it was not for CSTA. I am who I am, thanks to CSTA!

My Story

Willy is the FL Regional Manager for the Microsoft Philanthropies Program TEALS and President of CSTA Miami. Willy helps build sustainable computer science (CS) programs in high schools with a focus on serving students excluded from learning CS because of race, gender and geography, and classroom teachers to learn to teach CS on their own by pairing them with industry volunteers and proven curricula. With CSTA Miami he focuses on building the community of CS educators and improving CS education in general. Prior to joining TEALS, Willy was the Chair of the Engineering and Computer Science department at one of the most prominent independent schools in SoFL. He earned his bachelor in Earth Science Education from FIU. He has 3D printed prosthetic hands for kids, and is a Magic Wheelchair builder. Willy lives in Miami, FL with his wife Yvy, son Mateo, daughter Luna Mia, two dogs, Lobo and Peppa.