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Instructional Technology Specialist
I am the technology teacher. This is my first year at Papermill elementary school. I am very excited to be part of the excellent staff and fabulous students.
One part of my job is to enhance your child's learning experience through the use of technology. I accomplish this by using the curriculum objectives for your child's grade, subject matter and technology. I have been teaching in one capacity or another for over 20 years. I have taught business administration, bilingual education, and technology. I have taught at the elementary, middle school, undergraduate and graduate level at different schools and colleges in Massachusetts.
I consider myself bilingual, bi-cultural and a lifelong learner. I have a B.A. degree from University of Puerto Rico, a Master's degree from Cambridge College, a CAGS degree from Elms College, and an Ed.D (ABD) from Argosy University.
I am married with five grown children and one granddaughter. The family pet is a shitzu havanesse dog named Gordo. I love to cook and do mini projects around the house.
Notice: We use headphones quite a bit in the computer lab. It is helpful (and more sanitary) if each student brings in his/her own pair of inexpensive headphones to use in the lab during the school year. I collect the headphones at the beginning of the year (a notice went home in September), put each pair in its own Zip-loc bag with the student's name and room number on it, and store them in class baskets in the computer lab. Only your child uses his/her own headphones. For those students who do not bring in a pair, they may borrow a limited number of shared headphones during the class.
I suggest that younger children bring in headphones that go over the head, as earbuds are much more difficult for them to wear. Older children may bring in over-the-head or earbuds. Please make sure your child tries them on and can wear them comfortably before sending them into school.