Technology Staff

MEF is proud to be able to help fund the technology program in our Millbrae Schools.

Meet our Technology Staff!

Mrs. MaryAnn Koliopoulos (Bio)

Technology Instructor/Coach

General Fund (Supported by MEF)

Vision and Purpose of Technology Instruction…
I believe it is vital that combining technology with English and math skills will help students succeed on the job, at school, and in their own personal life. As your children advance to each new grade level, it is my commitment to prepare students with the right foundation relevant to their daily lives and in support of their school-to-career desires.

Vision and Purpose of Technology Coaching…
It is exciting to see the many written and artistic projects that your children’s grade level teachers develop each school year, and how wonderful it is to blend those technology skills into their grade level classwork. I have enjoyed helping teachers expand on their own technology skills to make efficient use of technology and for creating student-driven research and art projects.

Elementary Technology Standards…
Millbrae Elementary Technology Framework
Although your children are in elementary school, the school and career opportunities that await them place greater demand on skills in technology, research, and writing as well as skills such as diplomacy, verbal communication, and leadership of self and of others. It is my desire to help your children develop good learning and working habits and have fun too! (You can read more about technology standards on www.iste.org.)

Goals for the Year…
My goals for your children this school year are to update and develop a progressive technology curriculum that includes Keyboarding, Google Suite, Coding, and Leadership skills.

Look forward to…
Please do not hesitate to come to the computer lab when you pick up your child at the end of the day. It is always a pleasure to meet your entire family.

Mr. Tom Wachs (Bio)

Technology Instructor/Coach

Funded by MEF

Vision and Purpose of Technology Instruction…
The instruction and experiences I provide students while using digital skills are predicated on the belief expressed in the following vision as stated in the MESD Technology Plan 2016-2019, that

“…through … the integration of curriculum and technology we are providing students and teachers with the opportunity to learn and thrive in 21st century classroom spaces, [and] that a strong academic foundation is not complete without digital literacy education, and that technology when strategically adopted and deployed will provide for a leveling of the educational playing field across this district and across socio-economic boundaries.”

Vision and Purpose of Technology Coaching…
My aim with coaching is to respond to and support teachers wherever they are in their interest and comfort level with technology integration in education. The overarching goals of coaching should be to expand teacher’s classroom curricular integration of standards-based technology and to introduce teachers to uses of technology that help streamline their teaching or administrative tasks and routines.

Elementary Technology Standards…
Some resources I use to guide me:

Millbrae Elementary Technology Framework
Common Core Standards Related to Technology & Digital Media
ISTE Standards for Students

Goals for the Year…
To use our Technology Framework to continue to develop standards-based technology lessons.
To familiarize myself with our new district curriculum with the aim of supporting teachers with it’s digital components as well as exploring how and where technology might assist in and enhance its implementation.

Look forward to…
Experiencing the moments when technology helps create a path to greater engagement for a student.

Supporting teachers to weave technology together with their subject matter expertise to deliver meaningful content.

Mr. David Pettinari (Bio)

Technology Instructor

(.2) FTE Funded by MEF

Barry TsaiTechnology Staff