Carl Frank graduated from Henderson State University with a degree in computer science. He worked for two years at Arkansas Systems in Little Rock and returned to school at the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a master’s in computer science. Carl then returned to Arkansas to help create the computer science program at the Arkansas School of Mathematics, Science and the Arts in Hot Springs.
He has taught computer science at ASMSA since 1995, the first year of graduates. He has served as the programming coach and the botball coach. At other times he has coached baseball. Carl sponsors ASMSA chapters of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He has sent teams and individuals to regional and national competitions and helped build these competitive STEM related activities in Arkansas.
Carl is currently the head of the Arkansas Computer Science teachers group and is deeply involved efforts to expand the computer science curriculum in K-12 education, to increase the number of schools offering AP Computer Science, and to define a certification for computer science teachers in Arkansas.
Carl Frank grew up in Arkansas, received his BS in Computer Science from an Arkansas Institution, has worked for Arkansas firms and educational institutions for over 20 years. He lives in Traskwood, Saline County, Arkansas and is very involved in the community. He is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Program at Henderson State University.
In addition to his professional career, Carl is President of the Glen Rose School Board and Chairman of the Saline County Democratic Committee. He also participates in the Arkansas STEM Coalition.