Posted by CSTA on May 26, 2021
The newly UNITED chapter has elected its first officers:
President:  Ben Isecke,
Vice President:  Anne Kohart
Secretary:  Michelle Wendt
Treasurer:  Lee Hayden
Ben Isecke:
My name is Ben Isecke, and I have been a Computer Science teacher for ten years.  I currently teach at the Bergen County Academies.  I was excited to get involved with CSTA, and to help merge our four chapters together into one, new chapter.  I headed the committee that wrote our new Bylaws, and I would love to help see our new organization through its new beginnings.  I want CSTANJ to do a lot for New Jersey's computer science teachers.

Anne Kohart:
I teach AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles at Burlington Township High School in Burlington, NJ.  I was a member in CSTA Central NJ, and started a CSTA chapter in Southwest New Jersey in 2020.  I enjoy collaborating with other teachers and I am honored to serve as an elected officer in CSTANJ. 
Michelle Wendt:
I have served as chapter secretary for the CSTASNJ for the last 5 Years.  As chapter secretary, I coordinated, then published all meeting recordings, minutes, presentations, and resources for our members on the chapter website and on social media. I also organized the participants for the CSTASNJ annual programming contest for four years, and for two hackathons that were hosted by Stockton University and CSTASNJ volunteers. I initiated and planned two full day CS Professional Development opportunities at the SRI&ETTC, where I am a Technology Integrationist.   I have helped manage the membership of our Google group and is currently finishing her second year on the Chapter Leadership Committee for the CSTA.

 Lee Hayden:
Iteach computer science and robotics at Roxbury High School in Succasunna NJ and been active with the central and northern CSTA chapters of New Jersey since 2011, including serving as the president of the northern chapter between 2015 and 2020, and serving on the steering committee that resulted in the new consolidated chapter.   As the lead FIRST Robotics coach at my high school between 2012 and 2019, I managed a $25,000+ budget each year, so I am experienced in managing the funding of a large education-based organization, and worked closely with a booster club with 501c3 status .  After a school year that seemed to facilitate professional isolation at school, being able to collaborate with my fellow computer science educators outside of school hours was a professional lifeline for me throughout the pandemic, and I look forward to being a CSTA NJ team member in the coming years!