CSTA Dallas Fort Worth was established on February 10, 2010, as your local computer science community. This chapter was built to connect you with other computer science teachers, provide professional development to help you improve your craft, and connect your local voice to the national computer science education community.  Check us out on Twitter @dfwcsta.

Your CSTA Dallas Fort Worth Leadership Team

Dan Blier, President
Dan Blier is a Computer Science Curriculum Specialist for Plano ISD, supporting the PreK–12 CS program, with more than 15 years of experience in CS/CTE education. Visit his LinkedIn profile to learn more about him, or connect with him on Twitter. For more information, email Dan at Dan.blier@pisd.edu.
Philip Taylor, Vice President

Dr. Philip Taylor is the Computer Science Department Chair at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth. He teaches a variety of programming, digital fabrication, and electronics courses and coaches the school’s competitive programming team. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, or email at taylorp@trinityvalleyschool.org

Sylvia Bavarian HeadshotSylvia Bavarian, Secretary

Sylvia Bavarian teaches at the Math, Engineering, Technology, Science Academy in Carrollton where she teaches Computer Science I, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A and Digital Electronics.

Robin Bailey HeadshotRobin Bailey, Treasurer

Robin Bailey teaches at Plano West Senior High School. She has taught AP CSA and CS I and CS II. Bailey is the UIL Computer Science Coach for Plano West. Her goal is for her students to enjoy coding.

Javier Aguilar, Communications
Javier Aguilar is in his sixth year of working at East Fort Worth Montessori Academy as a Technology Applications/Computer Science Teacher at a PreK–5 campus. He is making positive change by better equipping students for the future. Aguilar is an active edcamper who likes to share and network with other educators as a facilitator for coding, gamification, robotics and digital portfolios using Seesaw, LEGO Mindstorms and MinecraftEdu. Visit his LinkedIn profile to learn more about him, or connect with him on Twitter. For more information, you can email Javier at javier.aguilar@efwma.org.

About CSTA

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) understands that teaching computer science is hard. That’s why our dedicated team and teacher-led Board of Directors has focused on creating a strong environment to support K–12 educators.

We’re proud to have created a community that:

  • Is led by K-12 computer science teachers, and puts teacher needs at the forefront

  • Shares the latest best practices in K-12 computer science education

  • Creates local communities across the US + Canada that make sure every computer science teacher has a home.

  • Builds the largest teacher-led computer science professional development event in the world each year!

  • Provides access to exclusive discounts on courses and tools that will take your teaching practice to the next level.

You might be the only computer science teacher in your school, district or town, but as a part of CSTA, we’re in this together.