Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Computer Science Task Force Members


Dr. James K. Hendren 

Task Force Chairman

Technology Startup Consultant

Daryl Bassett

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services




Dr. Charisse Childers

Arkansas Department of Career Education





Tom Chilton

Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Division Director Science & Technology

Gary Dowdy

Arkansas Academy of Computing


Carl Frank

Arkansas Computer Science Teachers Association


CSTF Curriculum Committee Chair




Dr. David Hopkins

Clarksville School District


Dr. John James

Acumen Brands





Johnny Key

Arkansas Department of Education

Commissioner of Education



Dr. Maria Markham

Arkansas Department of Higher Education






Andy Mayes

Rogers High School


CSTF PD and Training Committee Chair




Dr. Suzanne Mitchell

Arkansas STEM Coalition

Executive Director

CSTF Resources Committee Chair




Rasesh Patel


Director of Product Development

Dave Wengel


Founder and CEO

CSTF Awareness Committee Chair







Support Staff

Michelle Griffin

Arkansas Department of Education

Director of Legislative Services

Tim Johnston

Arkansas Department of Career Education

STEM Education Program Coordinator

Anthony Owen

Arkansas Department of Education

Coordinator of Computer Science


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