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Diane Holloway

Posted by dhollowa on October 28, 2015

Makerspace Team


At one time the ball point pen was controversial!

Hi, I’m Diane Holloway and this is my first year at FDR and I am teaching Grade 6 and 8 science.  I’ve taught in China, Japan, Bulgaria, Pakistan and in the USA.  Traveling is a passion of mine, especially if I can do  it on a bicycle.  I’ve just bought a city bike and hope to start exploring more of Lima on a bike soon.

When I was in elementary school, I attended a Catholic school and we had to use fountain pens! For a left handed person like me, those fountain pens were one giant smearrrrrr of ink.  No ball point pens were allowed because it would “ruin”my handwriting!! I see technology as the new “pen and paper” of our times.


Mariana Brea

Posted by mbrea on October 13, 2015


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Hi my name is Mariana Brea. I am a 2nd grade teacher and I love working here at Colegio Roosevelt.  I’ve been here for almost 15 years.  I like technology a lot. I feel comfortable using it with my students and I think they feel the same way.  Being a Digital Coach will give me the opportunity to learn more and be updated with technology.

Macky Mitma

Posted by mmitma on September 30, 2015
Macky foto Hi! I am a Primary Spanish Teacher and I am excited to be a Digital Coach.I have always been interested in Technology and in all new Technology updates. I use Technology as a teaching tool on a daily basis.I like to share with my colleagues and students all the new things that I am learning and using.

I feel privileged to be part of a community of learners where professional development is continually being offered.



Cynthia Cuadros

Posted by ccuadros on September 30, 2015

Hi! I am a fifth grade teacher assistant and I feel happy when my kids use technology to achieve their learning goals; with this training I will improve my technology processes. I will also learn what is the new topic right now and discover more about social networking in order to inform them about the safest way to deal with technology.We used Powtoon,which is a friendly  presentation software that allowed our kids to create engaging “look and feel” animated presentations.


Ela Ciliotta

Posted by eciliott on September 30, 2015

2015-02-12 21.00.14I clearly remember my first weeks at FDR 15 years ago. I was coming back to my Alma Mater as a part-time Teaching Assistant, I was definitely under my new supervisor’s scrutiny, and I really wanted and needed the job. Sure, I was fluent in English; sure, I had taught before; yes, I had experience with children (my own); I definitely had enthusiasm, but…I had never seen a Mac before in my life! My only experience with computers was writing letters and itineraries using Word on a PC and using a computer to make flight and hotel reservations -Yes, I used to be a Travel Agent!- and a pretty darn good one too. But then when I was asked to My face must have turned as white as the computer itself, which, by the way, did not even have a CPU……….so where was the memory, the motor, the running parts?

As an adult at a new job, (I might’ve written in my CV I knew how to operate a Mac) there was no way I was going to let my new colleagues into my “little secret”. I clearly remember my feelings of ineptitude, of incompetence, unskillfulness and inability, of frustration, even of stupidity, faced with a challenging task that, at that time, seemed only fit for brave young minds.

Reminiscing and reliving all these emotions, I would like to help my adult colleagues avoid feeling as inept members of a society that demands and requires that teachers become experts in technology. I want to help others who, like me, were afraid to hit the delete button, thinking that all my work would be gone forever. I believe we can do it. I know that it requires a bit of organization and time, and I know we need face our fears and tackle technology with and open mind and a big smile.


Marisol Gonzalez

Posted by mgonzale on September 30, 2015

Gonzalez Marisol   My name is Marisol, I am a teacher assistant in kindergarten, and couldn’t be happier at my job. I am also an English teacher at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, I teach both Blended and Fully online English courses.

I am very excited to be a digital coach for many reasons.

I am a very curious person I am always looking to learn more things and to try out new ones too. I was very excited when I first got to use the internet in my house, back in the year 1996, Google did not even existed.


I am eager to learn more about technology applications, and being a digital coach seems a great way to do this.


Moreover, this is a way I can take action and help other teachers and/or people in general feel more comfortable with the technological challenges they face in today’s changing world. The technology skills I can acquire in this program will allow me to reach out to other people who want to learn to get out, connect and avoid being left behind.

Thanks a lot for taking your time to read me,


Talía Lund

Posted by tlund on September 30, 2015


I have more than 10 years working as an educator, currently I’m a Teaching Assistant in 5th grade. I’m a wife, a mother of two very smart, very sharp, amazing kids, a gastronomer, a communicator, a craftswoman and a design and tech enthusiast.

I am very excited about being a Digital Coach because I think it’s a great opportunity for my personal and professional growth.

I want to expand my know-how about technology, to get the most out of programs, applications, etc., and to have the opportunity to share what I learned with other teachers and students.I am a very visual person, and I use technology for any visual aids for the classroom: posters, signs, banners, etc. I enjoy designing and usually use Photoshop or Illustrator. I work with Google Drive (Google docs) on a daily basis.

If you want to contact me, write me to: or follow me on twitter: @talialund


Rosana Calvi

Posted by rcalvi on September 30, 2015

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I am a Spanish and Literature Teacher at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The American School of Lima. The foundation of my teaching philosophy is a student-centered approach. For the Literature courses, I encourage my students to take an active part in developing the main questions of the variety of texts to which I expose them. I collect my students’ points of view and then organize debates and discussions in order to create a critical environment. To improve the learning process the courses that I teach, I frequently use authentic texts, music, films, and technology that help me in this purpose. 

Anaïs Buckley

Posted by abuckley on February 20, 2015
Anais Buckley I currently work as  one of the Elementary Technology Integration Coaches. My role is to support teachers to integrate technology in the classrooms. My passion are the students and to see them turn more independent and proactive with technology every day.I’ll be happy to help you with everything I can. If you have any great idea for your classroom or any concern please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Ginny Tori

Posted by gtori on February 16, 2015

Hi!  I’m excited to be a Digital Coach! At the time, I am a Kindergarten Grade teacher, a happy wife and the mother of 4 amazing kids. I love my job and I constantly feel an urge to learn more.   I have a passion for literacy and I enjoy to integrate technology in my class. My experience as a mom and as a teacher tell me that technology is part of the life of kids now. I understand technology is a tool for us teachers, but feel that 21 century children enjoy and feel very comfortable and motivated while learning with any technology device they can have around them.Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 1.48.29 PM  When I find out the school has been using any new form of technology I always spend time at home playing around with it or reading about it.  My mind goes around thinking about ways to use technology in my class. I like to keep my webpage updated and feel it is a great way to communicate with parents as well.  I am not afraid to try things out in my class or to ask for help either.  This year, I attended the ISTE conference. My goal was to learn how to use Ipads more effectively in my class.

My learning goal for this semester will be to do some app smashing in the class and create some beautiful kids reflections that I can upload to their digital portfolios. I will ask my digital coach friends to share any blogs with app reviews with me.