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 […]

Tiffany Florio

Tiffany is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. Coming from a family of teachers, she also began to study early childhood education at CUNY Brooklyn College, where she earned her bachelors degree. After taking classes and working with a variety of grade levels, it was clear to her that she wanted to […]

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 […]

Ricardo Borja

Ricardo Borja was born and raised in East Los Angeles. After high school, Ricardo moved to San Diego where he attended Grossmont College and San Diego State University. Ricardo was fascinated by social group interactions, which led to a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minor in Anthropology. After college, Ricardo joined the High Tech High […]

Lydia Callis

Lydia Callis is a transplant from Michigan, where she was born and raised, then attended Western Michigan University (WMU) to acquire her undergrad in English Literature with a Spanish Language Minor. Post graduation, she took her BA to sunny San Diego. In her former life she worked to improve transportation for the elderly and disabled, […]

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, […]

Jeff Govoni

Jeff is very proud to be a founding teacher for High Tech Elementary schools. Going on his 10th year (in 2019) of project based teaching at High Tech! He grew up in Boston spending summers on the Atlantic and feels very lucky to now spend his summers on the Pacific. Jeff is into hands on, […]

Jennifer Merrill

Hi, my name is Jenny and I am 29 years old. I am born and raised in San Diego and I attended San Diego State University for my Bachelors Degree, Multiple Subject Credential Program, and Elementary Education Masters Degree. I am currently in the High Tech Induction program and am considering going back to school […]

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 […]

Claire Deken

Claire has been a member of the HTe community since 2016, when she started as an Academic Coach on the Second Grade team. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and worked in Finance before making the career switch to teaching. She earned her teaching credential […]

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