Student and Teacher Biographies


Michaela Carroll is a Senior at LHS. This is her third year in the help desk elective. She hopes to pursue medicine in the future. She also enjoys theatre and hopes to travel. When she is not in school, she can be found working, playing laser tag, or reading.



Sebastian Fadel is a Junior at Lynnfield High School. This is his third  year of being a part of Help Desk. He spend last summer interning at MIT working as a multimedia technical support specialist. He worked with a myriad of technology. His favorite subjects are History and AP Computer Science. He would like to attend college and major in Computer Science at Purdue University.






Matthew Mazzarella is a Junior SENIOR at LHS. Its his second year of helpdesk. Matt mostly just fiddles with computers or hangs out with friends (sometimes both at the same time!). In the future he wants to pursue a career in computer information systems (CIS) or information technology (IT).

However, right now you can find Matt fixing someone’s chromebook that won’t stop highlighting things. (seriously how does this happen to everyone so often, its setting that you have to turn on!)

Anyway, Matt hopes to make his final year on the LHS helpdesk team a good one.


Zack Boone is a Senior at LHS. Although he will only be in help desk for one year, he is experienced with computers and their inner workings. At school he is in the band and is part of Theatre East, the competitive theatre group. When not at school Zack can be found playing the saxophone, or playing games with his friends.  



Christopher Ryan is a Junior, and this is his second year working at the helpdesk.  Chris is an extremely talented artist and has showcased some of his work at the high school.  Chris also enjoys computers and is able to assist with many of the day to day technological problems that confuse most of us.

Justin Nardella is a Sophomore at Lynnfield High School. His interests include mountain biking, running, engineering, and electronics. He has great experience with electronics. His experience with operating systems includes, but is not limited to Windows (most versions), Mac OS (X), iOS, Android, and Chrome OS. He also has experience with electronic hardware and can perform repairs. Justin hopes to pursue a career in various fields engineering.



Joe Fabrizio is a sophomore at Lynnfield High School.This is his second year of helpdesk. Joe started helpdesk as an enthusiastic freshman. His brother, Nick, was a former member of helpdesk so he started off already familiar with the program. Outside of school, Joe enjoys being outside. Whether it means running, playing basketball with friends, golfing with family, or taking a bike ride with friends, Joe keeps himself busy outdoors. Additionally, Joe enjoys traveling and hanging out with friends.






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.

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.  


I am proud to serve Lynnfield Public Schools as a K-12 Digital Learning Coach.  In this role, I provide in-class support to teachers by helping them design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology.  I work directly with students to help them use digital tools effectively for learning.  Having taught for many years as a Science teacher at the middle and high school levels, I know first-hand how technology can extend learning and engage students in ways that challenge them to higher levels of thinking. I am aGoogle for Education Certified Trainer and a PBS 2015 Lead Digital Innovator and am passionate about sharing with teachers.  I conduct on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and present at conferences throughout New England and beyond.  Join me every Sunday at 7pm EST for the Tech Educator Podcast hosted by TeacherCast or subscribe to my blog where I curate useful technology resources, tip sheets and integration ideas for educators.