Jessica Freise

Jessica was born and raised in Santa Clarita and moved to San Diego in 2014. She has been working in education since 2014. She graduated from CSUF with a degree in Child Development and a minor in Human Services. She continued her education in receiving a Masters degree in School Counseling. Jessica has been working […]

Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin is an east coast transplant from Pennsylvania. He spent most of his adult life living in New York City and its surrounding areas but is happy to now call San Diego home. Patrick holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance from San Diego State University, an M.A.T. in Music Education from Montclair State University […]

Rose Reiken

Rose Reiken is so excited to join the team at HTM Mesa! She grew up in New York and moved to San Diego in 2021 to be closer to family and sunshine year round. Rose graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2020, where she studied Sociology and Urban Teaching and received her teaching […]

Claire Brown

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Middle Childhood Education, specializing in Math and English Language Arts. I will be starting my third year teaching this upcoming school year. I have taught in Columbus OH, and Chicago IL. Outside of the classroom, I […]

Briana Montue

Hello Everyone! My name is Briana Montue. I will be the 6th grade Science and Math teacher for High Tech Middle. I am originally from Baltimore, Md. I started my teaching journey as an Instructional Aide for Baltimore City Public Schools. I then pursued my Bachelors degree in Social Sciences. I graduated from Towson University […]

Daniela Torres

I am a San Diego native that moved within the US and abroad during my K-12 experience. I completed my undergraduate degree at the Autonomous University of Baja California in International Relations and a master’s degree in Education in Curriculum & Instruction at USD. I am thrilled that I will be completing my first year […]

Erika Buendia

I was born and raised in San Diego, attended schools in San Diego Unified School District from kindergarten all the way through twelfth grade. I graduated from National University with a Masters in Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Arts. I have a passion for creativity, arts and crafts, and enjoy weaving […]

Tommy Nguyen

Tommy Nguyen is a first-generation Vietnamese-American who emigrated to the U.S. when he was three with his mother and grandmother. Growing up, he sought refuge in homerooms and after school programs where he built strong relationships with his teachers and school staff. They played a pivotal role in helping him succeed in school and life. […]