Employees at the iTeach Lounge are happy to help all students and faculty with tech needs. They are friendly, tech savvy, patient and creative. Some of their specialties include iMovie, Canvas, Blogging Sites, and website creation. If you need help or a equipment check out stop by anytime!
View our staff biographies below to determine which iTeach Lounge staff member may best serve you.
Morgan Casiano is a Master's student pursuing her MAT in Mathematics Education (grades 5-9). She has her B.S. in Accounting with a minor focus in the Management of Information Systems. She has worked with different age groups tutoring: accounting, reading, writing, science and mathematics. Morgan also has teaching experience at the pre and middle school level, including public schools and the Dream Center in Ybor. Her main focus is accounting/business practices, information systems, and teaching at the middle grades level. She serves as the Lounge Supervisor and Web Content Manager. Her specialties are Microsoft Office Suite, Mac, iMovie, GarageBand, MLA, various coding languages, Canvas, WordPress, and Wix.
Megan Cross is a doctoral candidate in the PhD Early Childhood program with a focus on literacy and technology. She holds a Master's in Elementary Education and a specialization in ESOL. She has recently worked with a team to develop and run online professional development courses as well as standardized test prep. She is passionate about empowering lifelong learning through inquiry-based approaches and technology integration. Her specialties include Canvas, curriculum development, Microsoft Office, Evernote, Google Drive, and early childhood.
Shelby Di Vincenzo earned her degree in Psychology, and spent a few years working for the College of Medicine before joining the FCIT team in October of 2016. She currently works alongside the Director of FCIT, helping teachers, administrators, and District leaders integrate technology in the classroom by using the Technology Integration Matrix and its suite of Technology Tools. She has worked as a volunteer tutor in various subjects such as grammar, writing, and mathematics, and thoroughly enjoys editing. Shelby's specialties include TIM Tools, ZoHo CRM, Evernote, Slack, CANVAS, Resume and CV editing, and Microsoft Office Suite.
Yaël-Alex Monereau is a doctoral researcher in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on Instructional Technology. She has a Master's in Instructional Design and Technology, as well as, a background in Construction Management and Mechanical Engineering. Yaël officially joined our team as the Tampa Theatre Film Camp (TTFC) Director in 2017 and has since continued to demonstrate her technology skills through workshops and support sessions. In the iTeach Lounge she enjoys helping students and faculty reach individual success. She specializes in Website Design/Development (WordPress), User Interface/Experience, Cloud Based Platforms, Articulate, Microsoft Office, Canvas, Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere), and various coding languages and video editing softwares. While completing her Ph.D. she looks to use technology to advance breakthroughs in the Social Justice arena.
Allison Papke has a Bachelor's in Special Education and a Master's in Reading K-12. She has seven years of experience teaching with technology in elementary, middle and high school and ten years of experience making movies with kids both in the classroom and at Tampa Theatre Film Camp. Allison is a PhD Candidate in Literacy Studies with an emphasis in Digital Literacy. In addition to working in the iTeach Lounge, Allison works as a technology coach supporting elementary school teachers. Allison's expertise includes iMovie, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Mac, Canvas, iPad, and Promethean.
Matt Turner is a 4th year undergraduate student studying for a degree in Finance, concentrated in Corporate Finance. He has worked as private and volunteer tutor in subjects such as grammar, writing, mathematics, and music since 2012. Matt has a large interest in the fields of education, business, and technology. His expertise lies in tech-driven subjects such as audio and video recording and editing, Canvas, Microsoft Suite programs, various Adobe software products, Weebly, and Linux distributions.
Nate Wolkenhauer is the Assistant Director of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology and working towards an MA in Reading Education. He taught 5th grade for a total of six years in Lutz, Florida and Philadelphia, PA and is tremendously passionate about education and instruction. In his classroom, he put technology in his students' hands on a daily basis and encouraged innovative technology use. He has worked with the FCIT team for over ten years assisting in everything from creating website content to directing the Tamp Theatre Film Camp (TTFC) to grant writing. He is well versed in iMovie, Final Cut X, Garageband, Keynote, Pages, Mac computers, and a variety of educational applications.