Michelle Alderete

Michelle was born in Minnesota, and as a navy “brat,” moved a lot, attending 10 elementary schools before landing in San Diego. She married her high school sweetheart, and they have three kids: Haley, Hannah & Hayden (HTHCV c/o 2012, ’16 & ’29 respectively). She earned her B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University, […]

Mary Lou Paredes

Mary Lou graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, she lived in New York City, London (study abroad), Hong Kong and San Francisco before settling down in sunny San Diego. After spending one summer teaching English in Guanajuato, […]

Marcus Artates

When I was a child all I wanted to do was build things with Legos and get lost in the imaginary worlds I experienced in tv, movies and video games. I have always had an interest in airplanes, spaceships and rockets and at one point dreamed of being an astronaut. I took those passions and […]

Jasmine Diaz

I’m a Chula Vista native and am proud to serve the community that served me! I went to Eastlake High then got my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics for Single Subject Teaching at San Diego State University. After college, I quit my job in the surf/skate industry to teach at a local private school in a […]

Iridian Larrinaga

Iridian Larrinaga was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She moved to San Diego to attend University of California, San Diego where she received her Bachelor’s in Spanish Literature in 2018. She finished her Master’s in Education and teaching credential at UCSD in 2019. On her free time she enjoys dancing, writing, going to concerts […]

Gavin Ishihara-Wing

Gavin is excited to begin another year at HTHCV teaching math to his 9th and 11th graders. He was born and raised in San Francisco and moved down to San Diego to attend the University of California San Diego for his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Education. After graduating in 2009, he […]

Edrick Macalaguim

Edrick has spent the last 20 years as an educator for the Chula Vista community, 12 years at Finney Elementary School for CVESD, and the last 8 years teaching at HTMCV. He is looking forward to continuing his service for the HTH community as HTHCV’s new Director. Growing up, Edrick attended Bonita Middle and Eastlake […]

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