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 […]

Gabrielle Gastelo

Miss Gabi is a fourth grade teacher at High Tech Elementary Explorer in San Diego, California. She fell in love with Project Based Learning (PBL) when she transferred to High Tech High North County as a freshman. Since that fateful day, Miss Gabi has made it her mission to pursue PBL in any and all […]

Trevor Barton

My name is Trevor Barton (Mr. B to the kiddos) and I am the long-term sub for Ms. Vanesa’s First Grade class until December. I am originally from the Central Valley of California where I graduated high school. I then went to college at University of California, Santa Barbara where I studied English literature and […]

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 […]

Destiny Miller

Hi, I’m Destiny (she/her)! With a background in art and design, I began my teaching career as an art teacher. I found that my art classroom became a safe space for students with diverse learning and behavioral needs and decided to change my career path, so I completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching Special […]

Melanie Nieman

Melanie is a passionate educator born and raised in Palmdale, California. She attended UC San Diego and received her bachelors in Ethnic Studies and Psychology. After undergrad she started her two year commitment with Teach for America Bay Area. She taught for two years in the Bay Area and decided this year to come back […]

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 […]