Briony is thrilled to be going into her sixth year as Director of High Tech Elementary Explorer and her ninth year with the Explorer team. After beginning her teaching career in her native London, England, Briony sought out High Tech High after researching schools around the world where students were engaged, empowered and able to create work that mattered to them and their communities. In her work in High Tech Elementary Explorer, Briony has seen the transformative potential of project-based learning and social and emotional practices. As a teacher Briony specialized in projects that empowered students as artists and writers, taking her class camping and partnering with local bookstores and organizations which support military families. She has worked with teachers across the United States and in Hong Kong on developing projects that engage students and empower teachers. Outside of school, Briony enjoys hiking, camping, reading, theater and traveling with her husband and twin three year olds.