High Tech High

COVID-19 Information

Dear High Tech High Families,

In a previous email we outlined HTH's plan for implementing distance learning in the event we did not reopen schools on April 7th.  San Diego Unified School District released a press release last night, indicating that they will not be returning on April 6th and will be implementing distance learning for all of their schools through the month of April.  We have officially decided that we follow suit and will not return for in person instruction on April 7th.

When HTH teachers return on April 6th, they will spend that week designing and piloting plans for distance learning.  We will be reaching out for your thoughts and feedback as we do this work.

We will roll out our approach to distance learning the week of April 13th and you will receive detailed information from your child’s teachers about what to expect going forward.  We are asking teachers to plan for their first distance learning module from April 13th - May 8th. Our hope is that by that time, we may be able to return to school, but if that is not the case, we will begin a second module that will run until the end of the year.

Leaders and teachers from across High Tech High have been working to design a framework for distance learning at our schools and create the infrastructure necessary to support that plan.  We’ll continue to engage in this work over spring break using your input regarding your technology access to help us craft an approach tailored to our community’s needs.

If your family currently does not have reliable internet access, please see the options that local internet companies are offering as families try to stay informed.  Getting Internet Access: Available Plans https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/availableinternetplans.asp

Thank you for your patience and support. 




Estimadas HTH familias,

En un correo electrónico anterior, describimos el plan de HTH para implementar el aprendizaje a distancia en caso de que no volviéramos a abrir las escuelas el 7 de abril. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego lanzó un comunicado de prensa anoche, indicando que no regresarán el 6 de abril y que implementarán el aprendizaje a distancia para todas sus escuelas durante el mes de abril. Hemos decidido oficialmente que hacemos lo mismo y no volveremos para recibir instrucción en persona el 7 de abril.

Cuando los maestros de HTH regresan el 6 de abril, pasarán esa semana diseñando y poniendo a prueba planes para el aprendizaje a distancia. Nos pondremos en contacto para solicitar sus pensamientos y comentarios mientras hacemos este trabajo.

Implementaremos nuestro enfoque de la educación a distancia la semana del 13 de abril y su familia recibirá información detallada de los maestros de su hijo/a sobre qué esperar en el futuro. Estamos pidiendo a los maestros que planifiquen su primer módulo de aprendizaje a distancia para el 13 de abril al 8 de mayo. Nuestra esperanza es que para ese momento, podamos regresar a la escuela, pero si ese no es el caso, comenzaremos un segundo módulo que se ejecutará hasta el final del año escolar.

Los líderes y maestros de High Tech High han estado trabajando para diseñar un marco de referencia para el aprendizaje a distancia en nuestras escuelas y crear la infraestructura necesaria para apoyar ese plan. Continuaremos participando en este trabajo durante las vacaciones de primavera, utilizando su aportación con respecto a su acceso a la tecnología para ayudarnos a diseñar un enfoque adaptado a las necesidades de nuestra comunidad.

Si su familia actualmente no tiene acceso confiable a internet, vea las opciones que las compañías locales de internet ofrecen mientras las familias intentan mantenerse informadas. Obtención de acceso a Internet: planes disponibles https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/availableinternetplans.asp

Gracias por su paciencia y apoyo.

Please visit our COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Updates page for all developments. - updated March 24, 2020
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  • Dante Alvarado Staff Accountant
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    Dante Alvarado
    Staff Accountant

  • Lesley Anderson Project EHS Instructional Coach
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    Lesley Anderson
    Project EHS Instructional Coach

    Lesley Anderson has been a math and science teacher at High Tech High Chula Vista for the past 6 years. In her new role this year as the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, Lesley will support all staff in designing safe and environmentally conscious projects for students. Lesley's experience working in labs around the world at NASA, NOAA, Ocean's Research in South Africa, and IceCube at the South Pole, have helped her identify best practices for safe laboratory work spaces.
  • Sarah Barnes Ed Specialist Program Manager
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    Sarah Barnes
    Ed Specialist Program Manager

    As Ed Specialist Program Manager for the High Tech High Teacher Center Sarah supports Inclusion and Special Education programs across the sixteen High Tech High schools and works with the High Tech High Teacher Center to implement professional development, coursework, and mentorship for new Ed Specialist teachers. Sarah joined High Tech High in 2007 and has enjoyed working as both a classroom humanities teacher and an Ed Specialist at the K–12 level. Sarah has spent her career looking at school cultural practices that create opportunities for diverse learners to engage in classrooms together. She is particularly interested in recent disability rights movements that herald Neurodiversity and enjoys unpacking this passion with graduate students and new teachers in the courses she teaches for new ed specialist and classroom teachers. Sarah’s work has been informed by the Fulbright–Hays grant she was awarded to study diversity in education in Brazil; specifically the inequitable systems that historically have marginalized indigenous and afro-Brazilian communities as well as the semester she spent in Northern Uganda where she participated in a teacher exchange program while supporting educational practices that integrated young woman who had experienced trauma and disability into the classroom and community. Sarah maintains a multiple subject teaching credential, a single subject English credential, as well as her special education (ed specialist) credential with Autism authorization. She holds a Masters of Arts in Special Education.
  • Jessica Bess Budget and Grant Analyst
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    Jessica Bess
    Budget and Grant Analyst

    Jessica Besswas born and raised in the Imperial Valley. Her educational background includes a BA in Speech Language Sciences & Technology and hopes to pursue her Master's degree in the near future. Her experience in accounting gave her the opportunity to join the business team at HTH.  Jessica is delighted to have the opportunity to work at High Tech High and be part of a great team.
  • Amy Briggs Director of Special Education
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    Amy Briggs
    Director of Special Education

    Amy Briggs, M. Ed., started her career in special education as a middle school co-teacher and inclusion specialist while working on her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Georgia State University.  After leaving Atlanta, Amy was an Education Specialist in a full inclusion school in Seattle for two years before pursuing her Education Administration Credential from the University of Washington in 2008. In 2009 Amy started working as a Central Office Administrator for Seattle Public Schools.  Amy moved to San Diego in 2011. This move led to becoming the Assistant Director of Special Education Services for Grossmont Union High School District.

    More recently, Amy was the Coordinator of Special Education Services for San Dieguito Union High School District. For the last three years she has worked directly with site administration and teachers to improve programming throughout the district.  In May 2017, Amy won the Special Education Administrator of the Year award from the North Coastal Consortium of Special Education Community Advisory Committee for her collaborative work with families and staff and her effort in creating inclusive district programs that serve all students.

    Throughout her career, Amy has focused on supporting special education staff in inclusive practices.  Amy believes that all students deserve a quality education regardless of disability, and that students should be included with their general education peers to the greatest extent possible. She is thrilled to become part of the High Tech High team.
  • Joanna Clark Chief Operations Officer
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    Joanna Clark
    Chief Operations Officer

    Joanna Clark, a San Diego native, has worked in the field of education for over 25 years.  Joanna holds a Master's degree in Education and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. She is working towards her Doctorate in Education, emphasis in Technology and Learning, for forever according to her mother.

    Joanna is the administrator for Powerschool, CALPADS, Attendance, Testing, and current and historical Student Data.  In her spare time, she is a mother of 2 daughters, currently in college, and an avid TV blogger and creative non-fiction author.
  • Diana Cornejo-Sanchez Director of Intern & Induction Programs
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    Diana Cornejo-Sanchez
    Director of Intern & Induction Programs

    Diana started her educational journey as a high school Humanities teacher with San Diego Unified. She then had the opportunity to be a founding teacher of High Tech High Media Arts, where she taught and mentored new teachers for over ten years. After teaching, she joined the University of San Diego’s Jacob’s Institute for Innovation in Education where she supported large urban school districts in strategic thinking to bring about systemic change to provide students with active learning experiences. Her work here led her to lead change as the Director of Urban Discovery Academy, a Tk-8 project based learning charter school. Her passion for supporting teachers all throughout her journey brought her back to High Tech High as the Director of the Intern and Induction programs, where she supports new teachers and their mentors.
  • Patrick Frost General Counsel
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    Patrick Frost
    General Counsel

    Patrick Frost is General Counsel for High Tech High, supporting its Board and leadership with legal advice and counsel. Prior to joining HTH, Patrick spent 21 years with San Diego Unified School District, most recently as Assistant General Counsel. Patrick was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and came to San Diego for undergrad. While working in Human Resources at San Diego Unified as a Human Resources Analyst, Patrick studied law at night. After graduating law school and passing the bar, Patrick continued working for San Diego Unified in a variety of legal capacities. In his legal experience, Patrick has advised school district boards and staff in the areas of employment, labor, special education, Title IX, Uniform Complaints, the ADA, discrimination complaints, and various other educationally related issues. Patrick has represented the school district in a variety of forums including before the San Diego Superior Courts, CA 4th District Court of Appeal, U.S. District Court for the Southern District, Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), and other administrative hearings.
    Patrick received his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and holds a BA in Economics and Japanese Studies from UC San Diego. In addition, after undergrad, Patrick served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and is fluent in Spanish.
  • Veronica Grajeda Director, Community Engagement & Admissions
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    Veronica Grajeda
    Director, Community Engagement & Admissions

    Veronica started at High Tech High in 2007 as part of the central office’s operations team where she oversaw many projects ranging from Admissions to the school lunch program. Prior to that she worked in operations and finance for a KIPP school in San Francisco. Now Veronica works to support HTH schools' outreach and admissions efforts and student support through establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners.

    Veronica has a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Barnard College and an Masters of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management and Institutional Analysis from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
  • Janie Griswold Chief Learning Officer
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    Janie Griswold
    Chief Learning Officer

    Janie has been part of the High Tech High community since HTH opened its doors in the fall of 2000. She taught middle and high school humanities at High Tech High and High Tech Middle, and was the Director of High Tech Middle from 2007-2014. In her current role as Chief Learning Officer, she supports directors and teachers across the High Tech High schools. Janie has a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Washington, Seattle.

  • Felicia Hamwey Accounts Payable Manager
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    Felicia Hamwey
    Accounts Payable Manager


    Felicia is the Accounts Payable Manager  for all 13 of the High Tech High Schools.  She became part of the HTH community as a parent in 2004 and joined the business office in 2010.  

    Born and raised in Boston, Felicia earned her Bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Maine and her MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.  She has worked in a variety of accounting roles from a tax specialist to a bookkeeper but enjoys working most at HTH because doing what she loves best while supporting the students and staff at HTH makes it one of the most rewarding jobs ever.  

  • Patrick Hayman Graphic Design Manager
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    Patrick Hayman
    Graphic Design Manager

    Patrick develops user-friendly web-based applications for multiple audiences including students, staff, donors, and those interested in learning more about the High Tech High community.

    Patrick earned his B.F.A. from the University of Arizona, has an extensive background in photography, probably eats way too much chocolate, and has been working at High Tech High since 2006.

    In his free time he enjoys building stuff, repairing things way beyond his skill level, and trying to keep his garden from overtaking the neighborhood.
  • Julie Holmes Director of Credentialing Operations
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    Julie Holmes
    Director of Credentialing Operations

    As Director of Credentialing Operations, Julie Holmes oversees the High Tech High (HTH) Credentialing programs.  She’s responsible for the ongoing management of the HTH Preliminary and Clear teacher credential programs; advisement, certification and compliance issues; and the development of new programs within the California credentialing system.  

    Born in Louisiana and raised in Texas, Julie graduated from Baylor University and then earned her teaching credential at the University of Texas, El Paso. Over the years, Julie has worked as an elementary teacher in private, district, and charter schools spanning Texas, New York and California. In 2008, Julie began working for the High Tech High Charter Organization, an integrated network of thirteen K-12 schools offering accredited, in-house, teacher certification programs and a Graduate School of Education.

    Julie is a proud member of the HTH Credentialing Team, Credential Counselors & Analysts of California and holds her Leading Edge Certification for Online & Blended Teacher Training.  Julie is passionate about the value of teacher education and is committed to preparing California K-12 teachers.
  • Cindy Kim Executive Assistant to the CEO
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    Cindy Kim
    Executive Assistant to the CEO

    A native San Diegan, Cindy graduated from Clairemont High School and attended Kelsey-Jenney Business College and Grossmont Community College. She has over 30 years of experience in a variety of administrative capacities. Before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom, she was a keypunch operator in the data-processing departments for Fed-Mart and then at the Naval Undersea Center in Point Loma, known today as SPAWAR. The now out-dated IBM keypunch machines were Cindy's first experience using computer technology.

    Cindy worked for the San Diego City Schools in various roles for ten years, as the School Improvement Coordinator at Benchley-Weinberger Elementary School, in the Placement and Appeal Department, and in the School-to-Career Career Development Office. Before coming to High Tech High in January, 2000, she was the administrative assistant to the Director of the Business Roundtable for Education at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Cindy has been with High Tech High since its inception. She is the Executive Assistant to the CEO.
  • Siarah Loyd Admissions Specialist
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    Siarah Loyd
    Admissions Specialist

    Siarah is a San Diego native and alumni of High Tech High Media Arts (class of 2012). After graduating from HTHMA she went on to complete her undergrad at UC Santa Cruz, earning a Bachelor's in Comparative Literature. After several years working in Financial Aid Advising and Student Affairs at UC Santa Cruz, Siarah decided to join the HTH staff as a College Advising Assistant at HTHMA. She is now supporting the CMO Ops Team as the Admissions Specialist and is excited to support this team in advancing the High Tech High organization forward.
  • Vanessa Martinez Admissions Assistant
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    Vanessa Martinez
    Admissions Assistant

  • Wendy McDonald Registrar
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    Wendy McDonald

    Wendy grew up in San Diego and received her Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and went on to get a certificate from The Exotic Animal Training and Management Program in Moorpark, California. From there she worked as an Elephant Trainer in Vallejo, California. After two and a half years as a trainer she made the decision to move back to San Diego. While waiting to get a job at the San Diego Zoo, she started to work at HTH. Although she eventually got a job at the Zoo her heart brought her back to HTH. She is now the Associate Director of College Relations/Registrar and also provides Powerschool support for all 16 High Tech High schools.
  • Roberta Melgarejo Controller
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    Roberta Melgarejo

    Roberta is a San Diego native and joined the High Tech High team in October of 2018. She holds a bachelor's degree in Accountancy, and a master's degree in Management Accounting.  In her spare time, Roberta enjoys spending time with her family and two energetic French bulldogs (Rosie & DOG).

    Likes: Football, Chinese Food, traveling, hot sauce

    Dislikes: Taking pictures, mushrooms, feeling rushed

  • Cecilia Nevarez Credential Analyst
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    Cecilia Nevarez
    Credential Analyst

    Prior to moving into her current position as Credential Analyst at the HTH Teacher Center, Cecilia spent the last 20 years acquiring experience in outreach education, program management, special education and social services. Cecilia joined High Tech High in 2011 with the opening of High Tech Elementary & Middle Chula Vista. She is proud to have successfully launched four competitive archery programs beginning at the Chula Vista village and eventually carried over to the High Tech High Point Loma village. As Credential Analyst, Cecilia supports the HTH Preliminary and Clear teacher credential programs as well as the reviewing, analyzing and processing of applications for teaching credentials, certificates and permits. Cecilia thrives most on coaching and supporting others in achieving their goals.
  • Michal Lynn OKelley Director of Athletics and Wellness
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    Michal Lynn OKelley
    Director of Athletics and Wellness

    A country girl at heart, Michal-Lynn "Coach" O'Kelley hails from Walnut Creek, Ca but spent most of her summers camping with her extended family ,water skiing, and country line dancing in Oklahoma. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from University of Arkansas, where she also was a midfielder for the Division I Razorbacks. Michal-Lynn has coached youth soccer for the Albion premiere soccer club for over 10 years, and has served as their Director of Operations for most of those years. She also was one of High Tech Explorer Elementary's founding faculty, as its first PE teacher.  Coach O'Kelley has loved her time as the Director of Athletics and Wellness at High Tech High and spends her time cheering on the Storm at their games sporting her blue and yellow! She believes in building character through athletics and hopes to inspire athletes to push beyond their limits and release themselves to the game of life. When she is not working out, doing hot yoga, or watching soccer matches, she is hanging out with her family on bikes, at concerts, or with friends.
  • Ericka Olson Facilities Coordinator
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    Ericka Olson
    Facilities Coordinator

  • Maylynne Rayos Talent Operations Manager
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    Maylynne Rayos
    Talent Operations Manager

  • Kristy Renken Payroll and Benefits Manager
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    Kristy Renken
    Payroll and Benefits Manager

    Kristy has been with High Tech High since February 2008 and manages the employee payroll and health benefits for the organization.
  • Larry Rosenstock Chief Executive Officer
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    Larry Rosenstock
    Chief Executive Officer

    Larry Rosenstock is the founder and CEO of High Tech High, a network of public charter schools focused on project-based learning.

    Larry taught carpentry in urban high schools for eleven years before working as staff attorney at the Harvard Center for Law and Education. Returning to public schools, he served as Director of the Rindge School of Technical Arts and then Principal of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

    Mr. Rosenstock directed the New Urban High School Project of the U.S. Department of Education. He has served as a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Visiting Associate Professor at UC Berkeley School of Education.

    Larry is the recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship and the McGraw Prize in Education, and serves as an advisor to numerous commissions and boards nationally and internationally. He holds a JD from Boston University Law School, an M.Ed from Cambridge College, a BA from Brandeis University and a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa from Cambridge College.

    High Tech High Learning now comprises twelve K-12 schools, a teacher-credentialing program, and a graduate school of education.
  • Casey Salmon Associate Director of Special Education
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    Casey Salmon
    Associate Director of Special Education

    Casey Salmon has taught at a variety of grade levels over the past eighteen years. After college, she moved to Houston, Texas where she taught third grade for two years with a program called Teach for America. Those two years were eye-opening and completely changed her views on education. She became passionate about ensuring that all students had an equal opportunity to be successful.

    Missing California, Casey moved to San Diego in the summer of 2002. She spent a year working at a small, private school in North County, where she taught English to 6th-9th graders who needed more individual attention and a smaller classroom size than their neighborhood schools could provide.  Through this experience she was inspired to return to school to learn more about how to meet the needs of students with learning differences. She received her Education Specialist credential from San Diego State University in 2005, and completed her M. Ed in Education with an emphasis in Special Education from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2007.

    This will be Casey’s fifteenth school year working for High Tech High. She worked at High Tech High as an Inclusion Specialist for a year. Then, in the Fall of 2005, Casey became the Inclusion Specialist at High Tech Middle and supported school leadership through the role of Associate Director. In 2016 Casey became the Director at HTMMA where she was lucky enough to work with amazing staff and students in a dynamic, project based setting that focused on positive school culture. Currently she is the Associate Director of Special Education for the HTH charter schools. For fun she enjoys spending time with her four year old twins, swimming, reading, traveling and cooking.
  • Shari San Agustin Special Ed Administrator
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    Shari San Agustin
    Special Ed Administrator

    I have had the pleasure of working in Special Education for over 30 years.  In that time I have wore many hats and have enjoyed all the different roles working directly with children who have special needs to working behind the scenes with Admin Staff.  Every opportunity to be a small part of helping students grow has been wonderful.  Working at HTH since 2014 has been the cherry on top.  I look forward every year to see the happy faces, hear the chatter of students in the halls as they are working on the projects and working closely with the tremendous Admin Team in the SpEd Department.

    On a personal note, I am the grandma to two little girls, Ava & Belle.  They bring me more joy than I have words for.  I am grateful and blessed.
  • Daren Sefcik Chief Technology Officer
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    Daren Sefcik
    Chief Technology Officer

    Daren was born in Oceanside, CA and has lived in San Diego all of his life. During his youth he traveled to many parts of the world and at the age of 19 he married in Caracas, Venezuela and has been married for 21 years and has 3 boys who all attend High Tech High schools.

    After 14 years of owning and operating a motorcycle repair business he realized computers and technology were the future and in 1995 started his technology career as a UNIX Systems Administrator for a San Diego based Sun Microsystems VAR. 11 years later he joined the High Tech High team as the Director of Technology. Daren has been involved with many aspects of computer technology ranging from java programing to SQL database design and network security. He has also contributed to many Open Source projects over the years.
  • Kristin Singh Associate Director of Special Education
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    Kristin Singh
    Associate Director of Special Education

    Kristin was born and raised in Hawaii and remains an island girl at heart. She moved to California after high school to attend the University of California, Irvine where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior. She later earned her M.A. in Psychology from Humboldt State University, with an emphasis in School Psychology.

    Kristin worked as a school psychologist in various districts in San Diego County before joining the High Tech High community in 2016 as the school psychologist in the North County Village. Kristin now serves as the Associate Director of Special Education for High Tech High.

    Kristin lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs in San Diego, CA. While away from work, Kristin enjoys dancing at live music concerts, watching her husband perform stand-up comedy, exploring San Diego with her daughter, and spending quality time at home with the whole family.
  • Amanda Theisen Business Operations Analyst
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    Amanda Theisen
    Business Operations Analyst

  • Amanda Thomas Food and Nutrition Services Manager
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    Amanda Thomas
    Food and Nutrition Services Manager

    Amanda Thomas was born and raised in San Diego. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, she is both passionate and experienced in creating nutritious and delicious meals to all students. She has a Bachelor's in Food & Nutrition Services from San Diego State University and a Master's Degree in Dietetics  Administration from Utah State University. Amanda strives to provide our students with the highest quality meals daily!
  • Marisa Thompson Program Manager
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    Marisa Thompson
    Program Manager

  • Amanda Wyatt Chief Financial Officer
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    Amanda Wyatt
    Chief Financial Officer

    Amanda Wyatt joined High Tech High as Chief Financial Officer in in 2018. Prior to joining HTH, Amanda spent over five years with KIPP Texas Public Schools, overseeing the Finance function for 52 schools across the state of Texas. In her time leading Finance, Amanda helped grow the organization from $8M to $275M in revenue through both organic growth and M&A activity. She has worked extensively on school/CMO partnership and organizational design best practices. Before beginning her work in public education, Amanda worked in both the technology start-up and private sector consulting industries. She began her career at Rockfish Interactive, a start-up digital advertising agency based in Northwest Arkansas. After the company was purchased through an international acquisition, Amanda joined Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting. She focused on performance improvement and organizational change initiatives across companies in the healthcare, oil and gas, and retail industries. She has experience in governmental accounting, financial reporting, process development, and change management. In her role with HTH, Amanda leads the financial management and oversight of the our schools, our CMO, the Graduate School of Education, and the High Tech High Foundation. She earned a Master of Accountancy and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, where she held the prestigious Boyer Fellowship for business study and was named the Sam M. Walton College of Business Outstanding Graduating Senior. Amanda is a certified public accountant and a registered yoga teacher. Amanda enjoys traveling, teaching and practicing yoga, refining her Spanish-language skills, and spending time with her two rescue dogs, Rosie and Lemon.