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 […]

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 […]

Elise Bostic

Hi there! My name is Elise Bostic and I teach Biology and Environmental Science. I began teaching high school science in 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona after graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Biological Sciences. In 2011, I earned my master’s degree from the University of Arizona […]

Christina Payne

Hello! I am a traveler, Stranger Things fan, and sticker collector, and much more. My name is Christina Payne and I am really looking forward to this upcoming school year as an 11th Grade Biology teacher at HTHCV. Now that I look back on my high school years, I remember all the opportunities I had […]

Christopher Burger

Mr. Burger is excited to be returning to High Tech High Chula Vista for his second year, and this is his 23rd year of teaching. He was born and raised in Baltimore, but ventured to Hartsville, SC to go to Coker College where he got his bachelor of arts degree in mathematics with minors in […]

Colleen Stevenson

I’m a San Diego native who graduated from Chapman University with a degree in Creative Writing (cluster in Communication and Leadership). After completing my undergrad education I worked in politics across San Diego, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. doing political communication and campaign finance investigation. In 2016, I graduated from the University of San Diego […]