Digital Learning Coaches

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Digital Learning Coaches

Our mission is to effectively provide students, teachers, and the school community the essential knowledge and technology resources to be successful.


DLC AD Felicia

Felicia Maestas
Assistant Director of Digital Learning

femaestas@sfps.k12.nm.us

The Assistant Director manages the Digital Learning Coach program and provides program support to the Executive Director. The DLCs provide in-school PD and support to teachers and administrators on the use of digital tools in the classroom. This work aligns the use of education technology as a key support of teaching & learning.

Biography

Digital Learning Coaches

Our mission is to effectively provide students, teachers, and the school community the essential knowledge and technology resources to be successful.
School Digital Learning Coach School Digital Learning Coach
Academy/Bridge/Engage Eric Pope Francis X. Nava Barbra Clack
Acequia Madre Elementary Justine Crespin Gonzales Community Corinna Saiz
Amy Biehl Community Aimee Meyenberg Mandela International Magnet David Finzimer
Aspen Community Christina Romero Milagro Middle Eric Pope
Aspen Community Magnet Kalmy Romero Nina Otero Community Christina Romero
Atalaya Elementary Nadine Montoya (Temp) NYE Justine Crespin
Atalaya Elementary Kalmy Romero Ortiz Middle Brian Kennedy (Temp)
Capital High Lynn Wasilewski Pinon Elementary Nadine Montoya (Temp)
Carlos Gilbert Elementary Justine Crespin R.M. Sweeney Elementary Aoife Runyan
Cesar Chavez Mary Beth Brady Ramirez-Thomas Elementary Katrina Coker
Chaparral Elementary Katrina Coker Salazar Elementary Aoife Runyan
E.J. Martinez Elementary Aimee Meyenberg Santa Fe High Kate Gomez
Early College Opportunities (ECO) Kearny Elementary Tesuque Elementary Barbra Clack
El Camino Real Academy Mary Beth Brady Wood Gormley Elementary Barbra Clack
El Dorado Community David Finzimer Zia Kalmy Romero


DLC Mary Beth

Mary Beth Brady
mbrady@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • El Camino Real Academy

Biography
Mary Beth Brady began teaching in Santa Fe Public Schools in 1993 as an UNM/SFPS intern. She has taught at all of the SFPS secondary schools, primarily as a math and history teacher in middle school grades. She grew up in Maryland where she received her BA in Math and English at St. Mary’s College. She moved to New Mexico to attend St. John’s College where she received a Masters in Liberal Arts. In addition to working as a teacher for SFPS, her other adventures in education have included teaching ESL and computer skills to Vietnamese refugees in the Philippines, training-the-trainers in office technology for international NGO offices in India, leading Socratic seminars at a K-8 country day school in Ohio, and, most proudly, founding and coordinating the first SFPS Restorative Justice Initiative which served over 2500 students and staff from 2007-2011. Mary Beth agrees with education blogger George Couros, “Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.”   Mary Beth now supports the wonderful staff and students of El Camino Real Academy.


DLC Barbra Clack

Barbra Clack
bclack@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Nava Elementary
  • Tesuque Elementary
  • Wood Gormley Elementary

Biography
Barbra Clack began her teaching career teaching art on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Shiprock.  After marrying her husband, she moved to the Ozarks of Arkansas. She later moved to Texas where she taught elementary school for several years until she retired from teaching in Texas. She always wanted to live in Santa Fe and finally moved here in 2010.  She has taught Technology in grades K-6 for the past 6 years until she recently became a Digital Learning Coach with Santa Fe Public Schools.  Barbra has been able to see technology’s influence and expansion in education throughout her career. Correctly implemented, technology does not replace what teachers are doing in the classroom, but it broadens their field and multiplies their students' opportunities to learn and create. Barbra hopes she can enable teachers to become more knowledgeable about technology and more comfortable using it. Barbra supports Wood Gormley and Tesuque Elementaries.


DLC Katrina Coker

Katrina Coker
kcoker@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Chaparral Elementary
  • Ramirez-Thomas Elementary

Biography



DLC Justine

Justine Chavez
jchavez@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Acequia Madre Elementary
  • Carlos Gilbert Elementary
  • NYE

Biography
Justine Chavez-Crespin was born and raised in beautiful Las Vegas, NM. She attended NMSU where she obtained her BA in Communication Studies and a BA in Spanish Linguistics. Continuing at NMSU she completed her graduate work with an MA in Communication Studies and focused her studies on Public Relations & Technology.   She worked at the Luxor in Las Vegas, NV in Public Relations prior to entering the education field.  Her work experiences range from educational consulting, program development and professional development for the Northeast Regional Education Cooperative and five years of classroom experience. As a Digital Learning Coach for Santa Fe Public Schools Justine believes effective use of technology is essential for teaching and learning in a global, digital age. Justine enjoys helping, inspiring and supporting teachers to take risks in transforming learning in their classrooms while integrating technology.


DLC David

David Finzimer
dfinzimer@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • El Dorado Community
  • Mandela International Magnet

Biography
David Finzimer has been working in education since 1999.  He has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and is an Apple Foundations Trainer as well as a SMART Certified Education Trainer.  David taught elementary school in Philadelphia before managing professional development systems and facilitating training for childcare professionals.  David has been with SFPS since January 2015 as a Digital Learning Coach - supporting staff, administration, and students through the integration of technology with teaching and learning.


DLC Kate

Kate Gomez
kategomez@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Santa Fe High School

Biography
Kate Gomez has spent the past eight years teaching and implementing technology into her classroom. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Vermont and an M.Ed in Educational Technology from the University of Texas-Brownsville. In Vermont, she worked as a crisis counselor for teens and as a community organizer across five counties. 
Kate later became a Teach for America teacher in South Texas and spent five years teaching 5th grade science and learning successful integration of technology.  Here, she became a certified Master Technology Teacher and Technology Mentor for her school. She wrote curriculum guiding teachers through technology integration in their content area. Kate and her husband moved to Santa Fe in 2014. She is honored to be part of the digital learning team at SFPS because she firmly believes that the use of technology benefits everyone in the classroom.


DLC Aimee

Aimee Meyenberg
ameyenberg@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Amy Biehl at Rancho Viejo Community
  • E.J. Martinez Elementary

Biography
Aimee Meyenberg  is a graduate of Penn State University with Bachelor degrees in Anthropology and Art History. Aimee began teaching as a public school elementary teacher in 2000 in Philadelphia and received a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She also spent time teaching students with language based learning disabilities in a specialized private school. During that time she earned a Master's degree in Special Education. In 2014, Aimee relocated to Santa Fe. She was a classroom teacher at Kearny Elementary before beginning as a Digital Learning Coach. She is excited to be working with both teachers and students to integrate technology into the classroom. Aimee supports Amy Biehl Community School and EJ Martinez Elementary School.


DLC Eric

Eric Pope
epope@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Academy/Bridge/Engage
  • Milagro Middle

Biography
Eric Pope earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe.  A graduate of the UNM/Santa Fe Public Schools Intern Program, he began teaching in 1994.  In sixteen years with the district, Eric taught Math, Science, and Technology courses at De Vargas Middle School where he also served as the school’s Computer Site Representative and Technology Coordinator.  He now serves the SFPS Technology Department as a Digital Learning Coach eager to support the integration of technology in the classroom aimed to further advance innovative teaching and learning. Eric is delighted and honored to assist the staff and students of Milagro Middle School and the Academy, Bridge and Engage Programs.

 
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Christina Romero
cmromero@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Nina Otero Community School
  • Aspen Community School

Biography
Christina Romero was born in Santa Fe.  After moving to southern California for 10 years, her family returned home to Santa Fe.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with majors in Economics and General Management from New Mexico State University.  She received her teaching experience and license through the UNM/SFPS Teacher Intern Program. She taught for 23 years at Gonzales Community School in grades 3, 4, and 5.  At GCS, she also served as test coordinator and science coordinator (LASER i3 grant). 

She often integrated technology in her classroom and experienced the impact it can have on student learning and engagement when used appropriately.  It allows for deeper engagement and differentiation. Technology also offers students opportunities to express themselves, collaborate and create. As a Digital Learning Coach she shares these tools and strategies with others.

 
DLC Kalmy

Kalmy Romero
kalromero@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Aspen Community
  • Atalaya Elementary
  • Zia

Biography
Kalmy K. Romero is a licensed teacher from Taos, NM.  In 2013, she moved to Pojoaque, New Mexico with her husband, two boys, and two dogs.  In Pojoaque, she taught second and third grade until joining the SFPS Digital Learning Team.  Kalmy is a UNM graduate with BS in Elementary Education and MA in Special Education.   As a member of the LANL Teacher Leader Cadre Science Team, she recognizes the critical role that technology plays at every level in STEM education. Kalmy believes educational technology is not the magic ingredient that will somehow move students into a brighter future, but it is ultimately teachers who hold the key to motivating and inspiring their students. Technology is simply a tool  that can support innovation, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Kalmy is happy to be a part of a digital learning community, and she is excited to help teachers move into the future with Santa Fe Public Schools! Kalmy supports Aspen Community Magnet School, and Atalaya Elementary School.





DLC Aoife

Aoife Runyan
arunyan@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Salazar Elementary
  • R.M. Sweeney Elementary

Biography
Aoife was born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in Santa Fe, NM.  She attended UNM for her Bachelors of Education and received her Master’s Degree in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences with a concentration in Instructional Design and Technology also at UNM.  She was a classroom teacher in SFPS for six years in fifth and sixth grade as well as PE. Previously, she taught first grade in an international school in Antofagasta, Chile.  Aoife is very active with many of the STEM initiatives within the community.  She has provided professional development for teachers through the LANL Foundation’s ISEC program as well as WestEd’s Making Sense of Science Teacher Institutes.  She is passionate about helping the community of Santa Fe Public Schools by supporting students, teachers, and staff with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful and productive citizens. 


DLC Corinna

Corinna Saiz
jchavez@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Gonzales Community 
  • Early College Opportunities (ECO)
  • Kearny Elementary

Biography
Corinna Saiz has served Santa Fe’s students as a classroom teacher for 8 years and has served Santa Fe’s educators as an Instructional Coach for 2 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of New Mexico.


DLC Lynn

Lynn Wasilewski
lwasilewski@sfps.k12.nm.us

School supported: 

  • Capital High

Biography
Lynn Wasilewski is a native Rhode Islander who moved to New Mexico in 1988 with her family,  to help care for her Grandmother. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Business Education from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University. She also holds a Level 3 Educational Leadership licensure in K-12 Business Education. As a Santa Fe Public School educator since 1996, she taught at Capital High School for 12 years and at The Career Academy/Academy at Larragoite for 9 years.  Some of the courses she has taught over the past 21 years include Computer Applications, Introduction to Business, Career & Consumer Skills, Business Math and the online Edgenuity program.  After 21 years in the classroom, Lynn has decided to enter the field of digital learning and use her skills to help other teachers successfully implement technology into their curriculum.  Lynn supports Capital High School, which is full circle from where she first started teaching.


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