Sukmal Turner

I was raised in a family of 7, in a small town called Valley Center. I am also a Cupeno Indian from the Pala Band of Mission Indians. I went to the University of Dallas and received both my Bachelors in Education and my Texas teaching license. In addition, I obtained my California teaching credential […]

Simone Banks

Hello! My name is Simone Banks and I am so excited for another amazing year in 2nd grade at HTeCV. I grew up in beautiful San Diego, California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from San Jose State University in 2015 and a Master of Education in Teaching from Alliant International […]

Meg Hassey

Meg graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Education from Colby College, in Maine. After college, she moved to Boston, where she completed her Master’s in Effective Teaching. She spent two years teaching second grade at Match Community Day Charter Public School before returning to sunny California! Meg began at Explorer in 2018, and […]

Madeline Roland

Madeline is excited to continue teaching at HTeM as a founding staff member! Madeline has a multiple subject teaching credential as well as a special education teaching credential through Point Loma Nazarene University. She graduated with her Master’s of Teaching through PLNU in May 2020.