I Used To Think...,
Eduation, Choice and Change,
Throwing a Shoe Every Day,
Who Owns Pd?,
Learning To Lead,
Your Inner Warrior,
Maria McTighe’s Class
Collaboration, Critique and
Voices and Visions,
A Hiring Bonanza,
April Major & Angie Guerrero
1: DNA Barcoding Invasive Species
2: Wall of Resistance Project
3: Inner Nature Mask Project
4: Ancient Sailing and Seafarers
5: Conceptual Art Project
6: Economics Illustrated
NEWS & EVENTS
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Issue 6: Contributors
Ben Daley is the Chief Operating Officer for HTH schools and a faculty member in the HTH GSE. He works closely with school directors and teachers to provide leadership for hiring, curriculum, and professional development. Previously, he taught physics and robotics and served as the School Director at High Tech High. Ben graduated from Haverford College with a B.S. in physics and teaching credentials in both physics and math. He earned an M.A. in
Howard Fuller is Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University. He is Chair and co-founder of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), and Board Chair of the CEO Leadership Academy in Milwaukee. In a career dating from the 1960’s, Fuller has been a noted black power advocate, community organizer, and civic leader. As Superintendent of the Milwaukee Public School District (1991-95), he created the first publicly funded school voucher program in the nation. Dr. Fuller holds a B.S. degree from Carroll College, an M.S.A. from Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in Sociological Foundations of Education from Marquette University.
Janie Griswold is the Director of High Tech Middle. She has worked at the High Tech Village since High Tech High opened in fall of 2000, teaching humanities at HTH for three years before moving to High Tech Middle when it opened in 2003. Janie holds a B.A. in History from the University of Puget Sound and an M.A. degree in teaching from the University of Washington.
Angie Guerrero teaches 10th grade Humanities at High Tech High Chula Vista. She recently earned her M.Ed. in the HTH GSE Teacher Leadership program, where she conducted action research on how to use process drama to build critical literacy and classroom community. Angie holds a B.A. in English from San Diego State University.
Lillian Hsu recently earned her M.Ed. in School Leadership at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. She was a founding teacher at Unity High School in Oakland, CA from 2003-2008. Lillian holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and an M.A.T. in Secondary English Education from Brown University.
Stacey Lopaz is the Director of High Tech Middle Media Arts and one of the school’s founding teachers. She earned a B.S. in Human Development, with areas of focus in Biology and Chemistry, from UC San Diego. Stacey recently earned her M.Ed. in School Leadership from the HTH GSE, where she investigated ways of supporting new teachers in a project-based learning environment. She is a Teach for America alumna.
Stephanie Lytle teaches 11th grade English at High Tech High International. Prior to that she taught English at Leland High School in her hometown of San Jose. Stephanie earned her B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and her teaching credential from San Jose State University.
April Major teaches 6th grade at Vista La Mesa Elementary School in Lemon Grove, California. She has taught for 15 years, including two years in Japan. April holds a B.A. in Sociology from UC San Diego and an M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from the HTH Graduate School of Education, where her action research focused on the use of differentiation strategies to enhance students’ mathematical problem-solving.
Jeff Robin is a founding teacher at High Tech High, where he has taught humanities, multimedia production and art. As a working artist, Jeff’s gift for simple and elegant project design has had an enormous influence on teaching and learning at HTH. He holds an M.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts.
Larry Rosenstock is President of the HTH Graduate School of Education and the Chief Executive Officer of High Tech High. He taught carpentry for eleven years in urban high schools before serving as staff attorney at the Harvard Center for Law and Education, where he collaborated on the authorization of the 1990 Perkins Vocational Education and Applied Technology Act. He was Executive Director of the Rindge School for Technical Arts (Cambridge, MA), a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Director of the New Urban High School Project of the U.S. Department of Education. He came to San Diego in 1997, as the president of Price Charities, and was one of the founders of High Tech High. Larry earned a B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University, a M.Ed. in Education Administration from Cambridge College, and a law degree from Boston University School of Law.
Juli Ruff teaches 9th grade humanities at High Tech High. She holds an M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from the HTH Graduate School of Education, where she explored how critique influenced the quality of student work and the classroom culture. Juli received her B.A. in English and art from Saint Mary’s College and her teaching credentials in English, art and social studies from Lewis Clark State College.