Marissa Santellano

Ms. Marissa is very excited to be a member of the HTHCV family! Born in Fresno, CA, Ms. Marissa moved to San Diego to attend college at University of San Diego for her BA in Liberal Studies. When she moved to San Diego in 2013, she knew she would never leave. After earning her BA […]

Jorge Cerna

My name is Jorge Cerna and I am one of the 11th Grade Humanities Teachers at HTHMA. I have been teaching now for over 5 years and I have a strong passion for helping students grow and support them to achieve the goals they have set for themselves in life. I have a wide background […]

Helen Shao

The following description of Helen Shao was written by the students of 2023 after some detailed scientific observations and logical inferences: Hellooo!!! I’m Helen Shao. I’m a former UCLA graduate. I’m (not) Jewish, have 2 daughters, Penny and Chloe. I’m famous in the Bay Area and was featured in a magazine. I like summer and […]

Zakary Beltz

Hello! My name is Zak Beltz, and this will be my first year with HTHCV. I grew up nestled between towering redwoods and the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz, CA. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Sonoma State University, and have since worked in various aspects of animal […]

Timothy Ro

I am excited to be returning to HTHMA for my second year of teaching. I am originally from Garden Grove, where I was born and raised in the recently dubbed “Orange County Koreatown,” or what I personally elect to call it, “The Boulevard of the Korean American Dream.” From there, I attended the University of […]

Stephen Logan

I’m a lot of “things:” father, musician, artist, disc golfer, yogi, writer, son, brother, military veteran, baker, and teacher. All these things add to the experience and dedication I bring to the craft of teaching. I seek to be open minded to new information, input from colleagues, and feedback from students. I originally grew up […]

Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols is from Bloomington, Indiana. Like most Hoosiers, she loves to watch and play basketball. If given the opportunity, she will try to convince you that basketball is the greatest game ever invented . Ms. Nichols moved to San Diego in the fall of 2008. Ms. Nichols did her undergraduate work at Indiana University […]