Wendy Maples

Originally from New York, Miss Wendy holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Education from Arizona State University and a M.A. in Theatre from San Diego State University. Throughout her studies, she had the opportunity to direct a variety of student work, one-act and full-length plays. In 2005 she was nominated for a BRICK Award, honoring pioneers […]

Rod Buenviaje

Rod is a proud member of the High Tech High learning community and is currently the director of High Tech Middle Chula Vista. He is one of the founding staff of the original High Tech High in Pt. Loma, where he taught mathematics for 7 years. In 2007, he was thrilled to help start High […]

Peter Pelham

Peter joined the HTMCV family two years ago and has enjoyed working with students in the 7th and 8th grades. This year, he looks forward to being part of the energy and excitement that 6th graders bring to their classroom. Originally from the east coast, Peter grew up in a family of educators. He earned […]

Natalie Padilla

Natalie graduated from Cal State Los Angeles with a Bachelors in Liberal Studies. She was excited to joined HTMCV in 2015 as an Academic Coach. She loves engaging with students one on one and seeing there growth academically. In her spare time she enjoys cooking,hiking, exploring new places and spending time with her family.

Lauren Reate

Lauren is proud to be a San Diego native, born and raised; while she loves traveling abroad she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She attended San Diego State University for her B.A. in Deaf Education and American Sign Language with a minor in Classics. In 2015 she received her M.A.Ed in Learning and Curriculum design […]

Hayden Gore

After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Government in 2000, Hayden served two years in the Peace Corps with his wife Lisa, where they both led health education programs in rural primary schools of San Jose Poaquil and Santa Apolonia, Guatemala. Upon returning to the United States, Hayden worked […]

Elyse Farwell

Although originally born here, Elyse has never lived in San Diego until her return to the United States this summer after teaching abroad in Quito, Ecuador where she lived and worked on her Spanish for the last three years. Before that, she received a B.A. in English Literature and her Secondary English teaching credential from […]