John Owen

Computer Science Project Manager

Expanding Pathways In Computing EPIC


John Owen is a highly successful veteran computer science teacher with 33 years of public school teaching. He is the Computer Science Project Manager for WeTeach_CS, a University of Texas Computer Science education initiative which he cofounded. His most recent efforts are in training teachers to join the computer science education workforce by providing highly effective online resources and in-person workshops for teachers world-wide, as well as producing curriculum for two years of high school computer science, preparing students for the CSA AP test as the eventually goal.

Current Projects

  • WeTeach_AP®CSA, Curriculum for the Computer Science A AP test.

Previous Projects

  • Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers, TExES Prep (online course)
  • Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers, Praxis Prep (online course)
  • WeTeach_CS For HS, Curriculum for a First Year Computer Science Course

Organization Membership/Professional Affiliations

  • SIGCSE, Special Interest Group Computer Science Education
  • ACM, Association of Computing Machinery
  • CSTA, Computer Science Teachers Association
  • TCEA, Texas Computer Education Association


West Texas State University

West Texas State University

Teacher Certifications

  • Computer Science 8-12
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Cisco Certified Academy Instructor
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • All Level Music