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Joyce Valenza

Joyce Valenza (PA '97)


Springfield Township High School
Erdenheim, PA

At the time of the Award, Joyce Valenza was:

Wissahickon High School
Ambler, PA

Biographical Information

When students at Wissahickon High School in Ambler need to research a topic on the Internet or create a multimedia presentation, they seek the help of research skills teacher and librarian Joyce Valenza. As caretaker of a technology system that includes 50 Internet-connected workstations, a CD-ROM tower with 21 slots and a multimedia production lab with scanners and digital cameras, Ms. Valenza provides students with the guidance they need to effectively use technology for learning. Ms. Valenza is also dedicated to students' proficiency with the printed word, and fulfills this commitment by supervising an after-school Great Books club and by writing a weekly column on technology for the "Philadelphia Inquirer."

Additional Information


1975 State University of New York - Binghamton, B.A.

Journalism, Libraries, State Standards, Technology