Student and Teacher Biographies

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Mitchell McKay is a Senior at Lynnfield High School this year, and it is his second year on  Help Desk.  He enjoys playing sports and long walks on the beach. He also enjoys listening to music and taking trips to museums. He looks forward to learning even more about computers and technology during Help Desk this year.

Monet LoPilato is a junior at Lynnfield High School. This is her first year at the helpdesk. Monet cannot wait to expand her knowledge of technology and give others a helping hand. Outside of helpdesk Monet is involved in Student Council, Sweet Treble, and Best Buddies. She is currently working at Justice and has been employed there since the beginning of the school year. Monet enjoys hanging out with friends, sewing, painting, and singing in her free time.

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Emily Goguen is a Junior at Lynnfield High School. This is her second year on helpdesk. Emily is very excited to be a part of the helpdesk and cannot wait to learn new things and help people out. Her favorite subject is History. Outside of school, Emily enjoys playing sports such as soccer and tennis. In addition, she works at the Old North Church Gift Shop in Boston over the summer.

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Kathleen Dario works in the IT department and is the Lynnfield Public Schools technology coordinator. She’s been doing this for many years and enjoys working with students and staff. She is a graduate of both Northeastern University and Lesley College, earning several business degrees.  She immediately gravitated to computers and has followed the evolution of technology throughout her career in the telecommunications industry. She began working in Lynnfield before the schools even had computers and has been involved throughout the transition to the many types of technology we use today.  She loves anything that makes work easier and more efficient. She enjoys working with new and different technologies. She is an avid reader and now reads all of her books on her Kindle app on her iPad.  Her three sons graduated from the Lynnfield Public Schools and are currently working full time.
Ms. Dario finds it interesting to see how her sons utilize technology and how important it is in their everyday life.  She also enjoys traveling and being together as a family while using technology to communicate on a daily basis.
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Janice Alpert is the Library Media Specialist at Lynnfield High School. She has a Masters Degree in Library Science from Simmons College (2001) and a Masters Degree  in Education with a concentration in English from Tufts University (1997). She is interested in integrating technology into teaching and learning and enjoys working with young adults and teachers. She is passionate about emerging technology, reading, movies, cooking and spending time with her family and her two golden retrievers, Rosie and Scout.

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Sarah is a Technology Integration Specialist for Lynnfield Public Schools. Her interest in incorporating technology in the classroom, including Google Apps for Education, began in graduate school. Sarah is most excited for the possibilities that technology can bring to help learners of all ages feel successful and learn the material. She has seen students feel more confident in the classroom, become leaders among their peers, and grow through the use of technologies within the classroom setting and beyond. Sarah has a M.Ed. in Secondary English from Gordon College (2012) and a B.A. in English Literature from Westfield State University (2006). She began her professional career in higher education publishing both in editorial and sales. However, Sarah’s desire to help others learn and grow both academically and personally moved her to pursue the teaching profession. Sarah has taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Language Arts before moving into a technology specialist role to guide and encourage other teachers as they utilize technology with their curriculums. In her spare time, Sarah can be found reading, baking, playing with her puppy, and trying to learn new approaches to teaching, all while enjoying a cup of coffee.  

 

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