Trisha Magoon

Trisha was born and raised in San Diego and is proud of her local roots! She earned her Bachelors Degree and Teaching Credential from SDSU, and after teaching for several years, she returned to school to earn her Masters Degree in Education at National University. She worked for 16 years in two elementary schools where […]

Starry Krueger

When Starry was four, she played a cow in a production of “Farmer Duck” and fell in love with theater forever. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theater from Skidmore College and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of New Haven. After graduating, Starry spent a year touring the U.S. and Canada […]

Riley Meehan

Riley is an engineer, maker, designer, educator, tinkerer, and lifelong learner. He believes that all children are budding engineers and that engineering provides authentic and practical opportunities to employ math, science, and critical thinking skills. Before joining the High Tech High team, he spent time working as an engineer, educator, and researcher. He has experience […]

Jonathan Origel

My name is Jonathan Origel, Site Manager at HTe! My previous role over the past two years was Before/Aftercare Director for HTe. I enjoy quality time spent with my family and friends, playing sports, riding my motorcycle & all outdoor activities that involve nature. I earned my BA in Management while employed at National University, […]

Elizabeth Brown

I am so excited to join the HTH inclusion team this year! I grew up in rural Wisconsin and moved to Cambridge, MA to complete my B.S. in Counseling at Lesley University. While in college I selected internships focusing on mental health, homelessness and inclusive programs for children. I deeply value my time working in […]

Danny Lizza

A hope of Movement and Mindfulness with Mr. Lizza is for students to build meaningful connections with one another through play. In M+M classes, students meditate – linking their breath to movement. They follow a yoga story – building strength and flexibility, as they pose and stretch like the yoga characters in the story. And […]

Shana Jones

Shana is a native of New Jersey but always knew she would end up on the West Coast. Although she has been working with Inclusion for the last 5 years, she also taught First Grade for 8 years and Kindergarten at HTe for 2 years. Despite her love for teaching, this is her second career. […]

Josh Benedick

Josh is thrilled to be the Dean of Students this year at HTe. He was born and raised in Eastern Pennsylvania where he earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Elementary Education. He began his career as a kindergarten teacher for four years before moving to Brooklyn, New York. In NYC, he taught […]