YOUR BOARD & ADVISORS

It's important you know who the current leadership is, what each Officer's purview of responsibilities is, and how YOU can contribute in a greater capacity with us.  With that in mind please feel free to browse the following to see who represents you and who you can contact if you need something!

Chapter President

Brief:  The Chapter President is responsible for determining the direction of the chapter during their tenure.

Full Job Description found here.

Christopher Kerr (he, his, him, hello there!)

Contact Christopher
 
Christopher Kerr earned a Masters in Education with a concentration in Computer Science Education from the College of St. Scholastica and a Bachelors in Visual Art Graphic Design with a Minor in Computer Science from Eastern Connecticut State University.  Prior to teaching he has worked in the computer science industry for 15 years as a Software Engineer, Graphic Designer, and IT Support Technician.  Christopher is currently starting his 8th year teaching Computer and Information Science at Newington High School.  :)😊

 

 

Chapter Vice President

 
Brief:  The Chapter Vice President is responsible for supporting the initiatives of the Chapter President
 
Full Job Description found here.

Jackie Corricelli

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Jacqueline Corricelli has been a public school educator since Fall 2003. She works for West Hartford Public Schools as a PreK-12 CS Curriculum Specialist.  She also teaches AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A at Conard High School. Prior to this, she taught at East Windsor High School. This is a second career for Jackie who worked for three years for Raytheon as a Radar Systems Engineer.

Jackie has a B.A. in math and statistics from the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in mathematics secondary education from Westfield State University. She is a certified secondary mathematics and computer science teacher.

At the state level, Jackie is a member of the Department of Education CS Advisory Group.  Nationally, she is a consultant and table leader for AP CS Principles. In the 2021-22 school year, she will be the 9-12 CSTA Curriculum Review Chair. She is a PAEMST Awardee and a CSTA/ACM CS Teaching Excellence Awardee.  In addition, she served as Co-PI for the CT ECEP Landscape Study

Chapter Secretary

 
Secretary Brief:  The Chapter Secretary is responsible for documenting meeting activities and composing communications to membership.
 
Full Job Description found here.
 
Jamie Lang
 
Brief:  South Windor's Teacher of the Year for 2019 and NCWIT Connecticut Aspirations Teacher Award winner for 2020.  Jamie's leadership at South Windsor High School has helped her program flourish in both enrollment and representation.  She's eager to take her talents to the next level as a teacher in the newly designed STEAM lab at Glastonbury Public Schools!

Chapter Treasurer

Brief:  The Treasurer is responsible for managing the Chapter finances.  
 
Full Job Description found here.
 
Open for you!
 
 
 
 

Advisors & Representatives

Chapter Librarian

Librarian Brief:  The Chapter Librarian is responsible for the archival and organization of chapter events, members, and the comings and goings of Computer Science without our State.
 
Full Job Description found here upon review.

Bradley Kjell

Bradley Kjell has a Ph.D. in computer science from University of Wisconsin and a B.A. in physics from University of Illinois.  He has worked in software development at several companies in the Chicago area and is presently a computer science professor at  Central Connecticut State University.  He grades AP CS and has a web site that supports CS education.
Grade Band Advisors
Elementary School Grade Band Advisor
 

Open for you!

Brief:  This person is responsible for advocating for the success of their respective grade band & moderating their respective grade band Group here on the CT CSTA website!
 
Full Job Description found here.
Middle School Grade Band Advisor
 
Brief:  This person is responsible for advocating for the success of their respective grade band & moderating their respective grade band Group here on the CT CSTA website!
 
Full Job Description found here
 
Dana Kinel
 
Dana is a teacher at Sunset Ridge Middle School in East Hartford.  An interdisciplinary educator, she has a B.S. in Music Education from Central Connecticut State University and a M.A. in Educational Technology from the University of Connecticut. She is certified in K-12 music, library media and career & technology education.  She has been working in East Hartford Public Schools since 2008 and currently teaches 6th-8th grade IB Design.  Dana is passionate about global education, service learning, makerspaces, and creating high quality CS experiences for all students.
High School Grade Band Advisor
 

Open for you!

Brief:  This person is responsible for advocating for the success of their respective grade band & moderating their respective grade band Group here on the CT CSTA website!
 
Full Job Description found here.
Higher Education Advisor
 
Brief:  This person is responsible for advocating for the success of their respective grade band & moderating their respective grade band Group here on the CT CSTA website!
 
Full Job Description found here 
 
Dr. Winnie Yu has been a faculty member of SCSU Computer Science Department since 1985.  She served as Computer Science Department Chairperson from 1998 to 2010.  Dr. Yu coordinated the initial ABET accreditation of the undergraduate General Computer Science program and, under her tenure as Chair, obtained state approval of SCSU’s first graduate Computer Science program.  Dr. Yu served as Director of SCSU Office of STEM Innovation and Leadership from 2016-2019.  
 
Dr. Yu is an advocate for computer science education in CT.  She testified at the CT State Capitol Education Committee in support of the Senate Bill 957 to include computer science instruction in the public school curriculum.  The Bill was passed into law as Public Act 19-128.  Dr. Yu works closely with CT Department of Education CS Advisory Group, CT CSTA and other statewide agencies to coordinate events in support of this mission.  As campus representative for NCWIT and participant in several Google Educational Initiatives, Dr. Yu is committed to broadening female and minority participation in science and in computing.  
 
She is the NCWIT SCSU Pacesetters project lead (two consecutive terms), contributor in CSEngageEdu, participant in Learning Circles Program, and Extended Services Program.  She is a member of the NCWIT CT Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Team and a NCWIT Academic Alliance member and serves on a number of their review committees..  Dr. Yu was elected as National Center for Science and Civic Engagement SENCER Leadership Fellow in 2013 and has been serving as Co-Director of SENCER Center for Innovation New England (SCI-NE).
Non-Grade Band Advisor Positions
Legislative Advocacy Advisor
 

Norm Sondheimer

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Brief:  This person is responsible for leading the charge in legislative and community advocacy for Computer Science education within our state & moderating their Group here on the CT CSTA website!
 
Full Job Description found here.
Social Media Advisor
 
Brief:  This person is responsible for managing the social media presence for the CT CSTA.  This includes using Twitter, Facebook, and elements of the CTCSTA website to promote chapter initiatives including promotion of meetings, recruitment, and networking.
 
Full Job Description found here.  (once adopted)
 
Dana Kinel
 
State Department of Education Computer Science Representative
 

Jennifer Michalek

Contact Jennifer
 
Brief:  This person is responsible acting as a liaison between the Connecticut Department of Education and the Connecticut chapter of the CSTA.
 
Full Job Description found here (when approved by Board).  
 
Note:  This position is an appointed position associated with the State Department of Education representative for Computer Science and is not an electable position.