Mass Media Department Instructors

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Cristina Salup

Department Head - Broadcasting 

Mrs. Salup has always seen the value in a visual story. Her background in communications was imperative to the creation of the Digital Mass Media Department. She graduated from the College of Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida in the area of Television Production. She later went on to complete her Master's degree from Nova Southeastern University in Elementary Education. She has been a teacher for 18 years, teaching several subject matters. Mrs. Salup has worked to achieve several certifications to further best practices in education. Amongst others, she is a certified: Apple Teacher; Google Level 2; and, Adobe Train the Trainer. Having students learn the value of their voice and how they can impact the world through visual media is a lasting skill set she hopes they take with them well beyond their middle school years. On her off hours, she enjoys a good Gator game, cheering her children at their respective sporting events, and spending time with her husband. 

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Cori Basulto-Fraga

Journalism

Mrs. Cori Basulto-Fraga has been the Middle School journalism teacher and yearbook adviser at Gulliver for eight years. During this time, her yearbook staff has produced many award-winning publications earning Gold Medalist from Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), First-Class from National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), and All-Florida from Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA). Prior to joining Gulliver, she was a high school yearbook adviser and English teacher from 1995-2002. Her passion for journalism and layout design started in eighth grade when she was an anchor on her school morning announcements and a layout editor for her junior high school yearbook staff, and she continued working on this interest throughout high school. She received her BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from Florida International University and continued with master credits in English Education and Student Media Advising. She has critiqued yearbooks for CSPA as well as for Journalism Educators Association (JEA). Mrs. Basulto-Fraga loves working with her students and documenting all the exciting academic, extra-curricular, and sporting activities each school year. Her favorite moments in the classroom are when students are actively collaborating, designing, and learning from each other. However, the most rewarding part of the school year is when the yearbook is distributed to the student body. When not teaching, Mrs. Basulto-Fraga enjoys rollerblading, boating, and spending quality family time with her husband and four children.

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Patricia Wyszkowski

Digital Design 1

Mrs. Patty Wyszkowski has been a teacher for 26 years, four of those years have been spent at Gulliver. She began as an elementary school teacher and has been teaching in the middle school technology field for the past 12 years. She received a double major in Education and Psychology at the University of Miami in 1992 and earned a Masters in Educational Technology from the American College of Education in 2016. This is when her passion for the use of technology in educating her students began.  Our children are a wealth of information and knowledge and their language is digital. As a Digital Design and STEAM teacher, she enjoys watching her students use these digital skills to design and create useful solutions for their world. With every project the students are given, she is amazed by what they can produce. She is so excited about being part of the Digital Mass Media department and witnessing the creative expression of her students. In her free time, you can probably find her on a soccer field somewhere while spending time with her husband and three children.

Tatiana Petrone 

Digital Design 1

Ms. Tatiana Petrone completed her first year with Gulliver and 12th year teaching.  In addition to teaching Digital Design, she is the Middle School Makerspace Coordinator.  She has taught a variety of subjects including graphic design, yearbook, darkroom photography, journalism, and social studies. She just moved to Miami this July from Washington, DC.  Ms. Petrone earned her Master of Fine Arts in Film and Electronic Media from American University and her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from SUNY at Buffalo.   Outside of the classroom, Ms. Petrone enjoys hanging out with her dogs, OE and Zenit, hiking, photography, and disc golf.