Phone: 585-335-4040 ext. 2127


Degrees and Certifications:

STEAM Lab Certified Teaching Assistant Certified Google Educator Level 1 A.A.S. Liberal Arts and Science,Teacher Education Certification Common Sense Educator

Ms. Joie M. Petrillo

You are probably wondering what a STEAM Lab is. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This year DPS is starting the transition from the traditional computer class (hence no more calling it computer class!) to a STEAM Lab format. Now you may ask what is going to be happening in the lab. Let me first explain what it will look like. The lab will be 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 into elementary school, high school, and beyond. Students will be able to gain a deeper understanding of STEAM topics, aligned with ISTE standards. I am looking forward to collaborating with Mrs. Rinker, each grade level team, administration, and the students (of course!) throughout the year on making the transition a success. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at You may check out STEAM-related videos created with students on my youtube channel here.