Claudette GuyCSTANJ Central Chapter President



Our next Central NJ CSTA meeting will be Wednesday, February 6th, 5:30 - 7:30 in CORE 301 on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus.
If you are planning to attend, please respond to this email by Monday, February 4th. We need a headcount for the pizza.
*****New***** Parking Information: Visitors may park in Lots 64, 60A & 60B without permits. Guests must use the below link to register for the event. Until this process is completed their vehicles are not registered and your guests may receive a citation.

Our agenda is as follows:
5:30 - Pizza and socialize. Find out what your fellow teachers have been doing in their classrooms and what they are planning for the rest of the year.
6:00 - Shout-outs, updates, and coming events.
6:15 - Small group discussions on classroom management. Possible questions: how do you share files with students and have them submit work? Are there great tools for having students collaborate? How do you know each student understand the material, if they are working collaboratively? How do you identify and handle plagiarism? How do you deal with students being out sick/on a field trip? Any other classroom management questions that have been swirling around in your thoughts!
6:45 - Share out from small group discussions.
7:00 - Additional socialization with teachers.
I hope you can join us. I think we have a lot of expertise among our group of teachers and we don't often get to "peak" inside each others classrooms to see what each other are doing. I hope these discussions will generate some new ideas/new tools/new approaches to think about.

Please check the Central Meetings tab for Parking Permit Links, Maps and Directions!

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

Schedule and Topics (more info to come!)

October 3rd -Making CS Interdisciplinary

December 5th - Teaching Cybersecurity

February 6th - CS Classroom Management

June 5th TBA

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

CSTA Chapter Representative

  • Fran Trees, Rutgers University

December@ Central

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!

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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.