St. Jude technology lab has access to the newest hardware and software. Students learn computer programming, which teaches them problem solving skills, logic, perseverance confidence, rational thinking, debugging, cooperation, and communication skills. In computer class, students learn practical applications that help them research and develop concepts from science, language arts, and other classes. Students learn an appreciation for technology as a tool for learning and expressing ideas—not an end unto itself.
Teacher Bio: Karen Dimperio
Mrs. Dimperio has a BS in Education from Edinboro Univerity. She has helped introduce computer programming into the technology curriculum. Karen Dimperio has a long history with St. Jude School. She has been teaching Technology at St. Jude School since 2015. Both of Mrs. Dimperio’s children attended St. Jude School (Marshall OLCS Class of 2013, Logan OLCS Class of 2015). During her time as a parent at OLCS, she was a coach for both Cross Country and Track and Field, Box Tops for Education Chairman and Room Parent Volunteer. Mrs. Dimperio was also on the Erie Youth Soccer Board as an area director for over 5 years.