Technology Education Teacher,
South Fayette Middle School
AJ Mannarino has been teaching Technology Education in Pennsylvania for six years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Technology Education and master’s degree in Integrative STEM Education from California University of Pennsylvania. AJ creates opportunities for students to utilize technology in the classroom to solve real world problems in robotics, app development, manufacturing, 2D/3D design, and entrepreneurism. Outside of the classroom, he sponsors South Fayette’s Robotics Club, the International Community for Collaborative Content Creation (IC4), as well as various other technology related opportunities for students. Additionally, AJ is the Varsity Diving Coach and Assistant Varsity Track Coach at South Fayette High School.
AJ demonstrates his passion for learning with the use of technology by presenting annually at various local and international conferences, including the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE), Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC), and the South Fayette Summer Institute. He also helped developed curriculum for Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy and has been a teacher leader for Pepperdine University’s International Community for Collaborative Content Creation (IC4) research project. He offered a professional development called Coding with Cops to teach Pittsburgh Police officers how to code for a community outreach program. AJ is an advocate for utilizing technology in the classroom and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.