Italy Wallace is a 2023-2024 Teach Plus Illinois Affinity Group Facilitator is an Instructional Technology Coach for Lincolnshire School District 103. Italy began teaching in her hometown of Joliet right after college; she taught grades 3-5 for nearly a decade and served as an assistant principal before becoming a coach. In her 16 year career as an educator, she has served students grades 3-5 of various backgrounds and diverse learning needs. Her passion is in equitable educational technology where digital tools are strategically deployed to help close the learning gap for historically underserved and underprivileged students. She is also an adjunct professor for Roosevelt University Chicago where she teaches future school leaders. Italy achieved her Apple Coach certification in Spring 2023, obtained Google Level 1 and Level 2 certifications in Summer 2021, and is currently pursuing her ISTE Teacher Certification, expected to be completed by December 2023. She has presented at multiple education conferences and currently serves on the board of directors for the Illinois Council on Instructional Coaching. She earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of St. Francis, an MA in School Leadership from Concordia University Chicago and is currently finishing up her ESL endorsement.