Claudette GuyCSTANJ Central Chapter President



Our Next Meeting is June 5th

Central Jersey chapters meetings will be held 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Rutgers on Wednesdays of every other month.

CSTA NJ-Central Chapter Leadership 2017-18:


  • Claudette Guy, Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ

Vice President

  • Dara Kirschenbaum-Perry, Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson, NJ


  • Suzanne Signorelli, Toms River High School East/North


  • Carolyn Segreto, Brick Township High School, Brick

CSTANJ - Webmaster

  • Kim Smith-Saint Raphael School

Past President

  • Adam Michlin, Golda Och Academy, West Orange, NJ

University Liaison

  • Dan Leyzberg, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Sejong Yoon, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

K-8 Representative

  • Roseanna Misuraca, Edgar Middle School, Metuchen, NJ

Advocacy Representative

  • Mayra Bachrach School of Computer Science Kean University, Union, NJ
  • Daryl Detrick, Warren Hills High School, Warren Hills, NJ

CSTA Chapter Representative

  • Fran Trees, Rutgers University

April @ Central

April 3rd - Physical Computing

Physical computing "Gallery Walk". Bring your favorite physical device (finch robot, lego mindstorm, raspberry pi) and tell everyone about how it works, what age groups you use it with, and why you like it. I will be bringing a microbit to share how I am using it to teach Python to high school introductory students.

If you will be bringing a device, please let us know what device you will be bringing when you RSVP.

December 5th - Teaching Cybersecurity - Speaker - Mandy Galante

Over 15 years as a cyber educator Mandy Galante has worked towards creating cybersecurity learning opportunities for NJ students. She is currently consulting on three projects: building a curriculum for the Information Technology Institute at Mater Dei High School; managing the CyberStart schools program with the SANS Institute; and working as Education Outreach Coordinator for the NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell. She was recently appointed as the NJCCIC representative to the State Computer Science Advisory Committee. She has a Masters in Cybersecurity and holds multiple certifications including GSEC, GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, Sec+ and Net+. In her spare time Mandy coaches high school students in cyber competitions and runs summer GenCyber camps.

October @ Central

Eve Balick

Regional Partnership Coordinator - NJ & PA

Prepare our girls for the future of work!

Applications to start a Club for fall 2018 are open now!

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Toms River Teachers present TR:Tech Ready


October Shout Out

Daryl Detrick Presented The GOOD NEWS

Governor Murphy announced Computer Science for All initiatives today at Steinert High School, Hamilton Township NJ.

Initiatives include:

-Grants for up to 45 high schools to add CS, totally $2 million

-new STEM office at NJDOE that will include CS education

-Forming of Computer Science Advisory Committee to make suggestions on standards and state CS action plan

-Governor Murphy is joining the national bipartician organization GovernorsForCS

Thank you to Governor Murphy, his staff and NJDOE.

Computer Science Education.

Good for our students.

Good for our state.