Phone: 585-335-4040 ext. 2132
Degrees and Certifications:
STEAM Lab Certified Teaching Assistant LVL 3 A.A.S. Liberal Arts and Science, Teacher Education Certification Common Sense Educator Certified Google Educator
Ms. Joie M. Petrillo
A Lil bit about me. I am a mom to two amazing young adults (a daughter named Savannah and a son named Steven). I moved to Dansville about 20 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. I decided, instead of moving and having my children go to a larger school, I decided to stay here in this amazing small community where they can know their peers more personally than what they would've experienced in a larger school district. I was going to school to be a drug/alcohol counselor for adolescents and then volunteered in my son's K class one year and realized this is what I should be doing, teaching. I switched my career mid-stream and started as a substitute, to a paraprofessional, and then into our STEAM Lab TA (year 4). I have been working in the district for 10 years now and love doing the job I have now. I also teach LEGO robotics after school in both the PS and EBH. There is nothing better than coming to work and being able to teach about subjects I love, along with learning every day from the students with all their amazing ideas. In my free time, I spend time with my children and friends. I love to be outdoors in nature, I love to learn and figure out how things work, cars, sports, and, of course, I love games and lots of jokes. I practice all the skills that I teach in my everyday life. We grow from what we fail at as every opportunity is a learning experience for us to be better citizens.
You are probably wondering what the STEAM Lab is. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. DPS transitioned from the traditional computer class to a STEAM Lab format. Now you may ask what is going to be happening in the lab that's different from a computer class. The lab is a place where students can create a collaborative learning environment, including project-based STEAM activities. The Lab is a place where they will become empowered learners. They will be using and learning technology as well; they will be learning how to use technology as an educational resource and not solely as a fun way to play games. Students will learn about digital citizenship, and how to be responsible with and on the devices they will be using. These are all real-life skills that they will take with them back into their classroom, into elementary school, high school, and beyond. Students will be able to gain a deeper understanding of STEAM topics, aligned with ISTE and NEXT Gen standards. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the STEAM Lab
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