Michele Ardolino » Elementary Technical Education

Elementary Technical Education

Welcome to the Elementary Tech Ed page!  
I am Michele Ardolino, Tech Ed teacher at Montowese Elementary School. Tech Ed is more than just computers!  Of course, computer literacy, keyboarding skills and digital citizenship are still an important part of the student learning experience, but we have added so much more!  Students now have 4 units of study in Elementary Tech Ed: 1) Google suite skills and keyboarding, 2) coding, 3) robotics, and 4) MakerSpace/S.T.E.A.M. and Engineering Design Process. Please visit my page to see student work in progress. :-) 
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Certifications:  Library Media Specialist #062 and General Science #034

Education: Southern Connecticut State University and University of New Haven


Teaching Experience:

North Haven Public Schools - Elementary Technology Teacher

East Haven Public Schools - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Teacher

New Haven Public Schools - Science Teacher


Hello! I am very excited to be teaching Elementary Technology Education in the North Haven Public School system! I started my teaching career as a middle school science teacher in New Haven. My love of all things science led me to my next career move as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher in East Haven. It was a wonderful learning environment for the students and myself. The hands-on lessons and critical thinking skills are so important for our 21st century learners. While I was teaching STEM, it really struck me that today's students have so much information and knowledge at their disposal, but they were not being taught how to use it in a meaningful way. This inspired me to return to school for my Library Media Specialist cross-endorsement certification at ACES. I am happy to be a part of not only teaching keyboarding and digital tools on the computer, but also how to be a responsible digital citizen in our electronic age.


I live in North Branford with my husband. We love animals, traveling and hiking. Some of our all time favorite vacation spots include Banff, Canada; Grand Cayman; the Canary Islands; and Iceland. We have two cats at the moment (prior pets included a rabbit and a leopard gecko). We volunteer for Doobert, a dog rescue organization, when there is a transport in our area. When we are not active, you can find me curled up with a book - I am a voracious reader. Fantasy adventure is my favorite genre.

I am looking forward to being a part of my students' development as responsible digital citizens in our uber-connected world. If you have any questions about the Technical Education curriculum or any class related work, please do not hesitate to contact me.