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.

Betsy Dillard

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Betsy Dillard earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management Information Systems from Babson College, a B.A. in American History from Simmons College, and a Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Education from the College of St. Scholastica.  
 
Before going into Education Betsy worked in the industry as a Senior Systems Analyst for over 18 years.

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 at Conard High School, West Hartford, CT where she teaches mathematics, Cryptography & Cybersecurity, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A. Prior to this, she taught at East Windsor High School. This is a second career for Jackie who, after earning her degree in Mathematics and Statistics, 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 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. 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 Treasurer-elect

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

Shawn Draczynski Tobin

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Shawn Draczynski Tobin earned her Masters in Education with a focus in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania, and has a bachelor of science in molecular and cellular biology and a bachelor of arts in political science and sociology from the University of Connecticut.
 
She is entering into her 11th year of teaching, but only her second of teaching computer science.
 
She works at Wamogo Regional High School teaching AP CSP, AP CSA, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, and Chemistry, and has taught previously in Connecticut and Pennsylvania
 

Chapter Secretary

Secretary Brief:  The Chapter Secretary is responsible for documenting meeting activities and composing communications to membership.
 
Full Job Description found here.

Christopher Kerr

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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 7th year teaching Computer and Information Science at Newington High School.

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

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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 Advisers

Elementary School Grade Band Adviser
 

Shawn Draczynski Tobin

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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.
 
About Shawn:
  • See bio in Treasurer position!
Middle School Grade Band Adviser
 
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 
 
If you would like to serve the CT CSTA in this capacity please contact our leadership!
High School Grade Band Adviser
 

Daniel (Dan) Sorge

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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 
 
About Daniel
  • Earned Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from WCSU
  • Earned Masters Degree in Secondary Business Education from the University of Bridgeport
  • Has taught CS at Seymour Middle School for 9 years (will be taking a new job to New Britain High School within a few weeks)
  • Adjunct Professor at University of Bridgeport within their Education Department 
Higher Education Adviser
 
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 
 
If you would like to serve the CT CSTA in this capacity please contact our leadership!
Legislative Advocacy Adviser
 

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)
 
If you would like to serve the CT CSTA in this capacity please contact our leadership!