Joy Lopez

Joy Lopez

Adjunct Faculty, Educational Technology

Part-Time Faculty


Joy Lopez is the Director of Technology at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, CA. She oversees the technology department for preschool through high school. Sacred Heart has iPads in carts for grades 1-4, and 1:1 iPads in grades 6-12. Sacred Heart Prep's iPad program is an Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-2013.

Before Sacred Heart, Dr. Lopez launched the one-to-one program at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, CA and launched their first online courses. She has been instrumental in driving technology issues, policies, and initiatives at schools around the U.S. She is the author of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) publication, Designing a One-to-One Laptop Program. She was awarded the NCEA Secondary Educator award at the 2010 NCEA convention and is a frequent speaker at national conferences.

Philosophy Statement

"Humankind is only limited by his or her imagination. Education will continue to evolve. Educators must also evolve in order to help children achieve their life dreams. As educators it is hoped that the skills and behaviors learned at school will be internalized and become part of their lives at home, in the real world, and in the virtual world."


  • EdD, Educational Technology, Pepperdine University

Prior Experience

  • Director of Technology, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, California
  • Bishop O'Dowd High School, Oakland, California