First Name

Don

Last Name

Yanek

Bio

Don is an active member of the Computer Science education community in Chicago. He is a founding member of the Chicago Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association and president for the last four years. He is a member of the CSTA Leadership cohort representing Illinois. Don is currently a Co-PI on the National Science Foundation Computing Education in the 21st Century grant, Taste of Computing. The goal of the Taste of Computing project is to improve and expand computer science education at the high school level for all students throughout the Chicago Public Schools. In 2011, he won the Chicago Public Schools’ Exemplary Teacher Award for Computer Science Education. When he is not thinking about computer science education, Don and his wife Susan are busy wrangling their three boys: Oscar, Simon and Evan.