PSCSTA had a banner year in its 2023-24 fiscal year ending on June 30th.  
PSCSTA active members rose from 123 to 165 (34% gain) and CSTA+ members rose from 69 to 74 (7% gain)!
Major in-person events included the STEP CS Lightning Talks, Physical Computing Workshop, NCCE Presentation, Regional Meetups (Seattle, Mt. Vernon, Portland/SW Washington @ SIGCSE, Olympia, Redmond). Major virtual events included: Quarterly open board meetings, CS Endorsement Exam Office Hours, 5829 Discussion, CSTA Online Courses.
Our monthly newsletter – The PSCSTA Connector - was relaunched in Nov 2023 and has been successfully published every month since. Now with a monthly distribution of over 800.
Our student media manager – pre-service teaching candidate Tailer Cochran – was hired to help with our website, newsletter, Facebook/Instagram/X accounts, communities, and other communication. Tailer also studied for and passed Washington’s CS Endorsement Exam.
Finance: Inflows: $7300.  Outflows: $7100.  New sources of funding developed and taxes filed. Washington clock hours provided: 215 hours (60 STEM) to 20 teachers. 2022-23 data 148/24/14.
Free and fair elections with 3 new board members and only one incumbent.  
An operations manual was created and adopted.  PSCSTA recognized as a “Gold Star” chapter by the national CSTA National for its operational excellence.
PSCSTA hopes to build on this success next year and are looking at ways to improve.   According to Chapter President Lauren Bricker:  “I love that our chapter continues to provide quality community and support for those who teach computer science in the Puget Sound and Washington state. We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our teachers in 2024-25”
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