Omid Golchehreh

Graduating with a degree in Community Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz, Omid has a passion for social justice, community organizing, and outdoor education. As an academic coach he strives to be the best resource for students who need extra support. Omid always approaches education and coaching through a thoughtful and culturally-appropriate lens. After […]

Danielle Del Rio

I grew up in Chicago where I began my teaching career. Upon moving to San Diego, I worked in diverse teaching roles which include general education, special education, foreign language, and arts enrichment. I completed my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from American College of Education and my undergrad in Spanish and Communication from the […]

Kurt Olson

Kurt is an avid technology enthusiast who’s passion for learning and technology led him to start his career in EdTech in 2009. Kurt is a San Diego native, born and raised in Chula Vista. He attended school at the University of California, Santa Barbara for his undergraduate degree and San Diego State University for his […]

Melissa Han

Melissa Galang Han Ed.D. is Director of High Tech Elementary Explorer, where she partners with teachers and families to love students well. Melissa’s 15 years of teaching in elementary school classrooms have been rooted in curiosity, listening, and learning to harness student voice that guides the creation of minds-on hands-on learning environments where students are […]

Tyra Lira

My name is Tyra Lira and I will be teaching Art to our wonderful K-5th graders. As a San Diego native, I feel lucky to have grown up in a place with such rich culture and appreciation for art. My personal art practices are printmaking and drawing and that is where I find most of […]

Jenna Kelemen

Born and raised in sunny San Diego, Jenna graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from San Diego State University along with her single subject teaching credential. She went on to pursue her Education Specialist credential from High Tech High Graduate School of Education. This will be Jenna’s first year teaching at Explorer and […]