Ruby Rodrigues

Ruby Rodrigues attended the University of San Diego and was fortunate to experience studying abroad in Viña del Mar, Chile and Guadalajara, Mexico. She graduated from USD with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a concentration in the Spanish Language and Latin American cultures, as well as a BCLAD teaching credential. Ruby’s first years teaching […]

Rizelle Murallon

Hello families and visitors! My name is Rizelle Murallon, and I am so excited to continue my work with the High Tech High organization, as a first grade teacher! A little bit about myself: I grew up both in the Bay Area and in Sacramento, but always had a love for San Diego’s beautiful weather […]

Lydia Callis

Lydia Callis is a transplant from Michigan, where she was born and raised, then attended Western Michigan University (WMU) to acquire her undergrad in English Literature with a Spanish Language Minor. Post graduation, she took her BA to sunny San Diego. In her former life she worked to improve transportation for the elderly and disabled, […]

Jamelle Jones

Jamelle Jones is a teacher who learns from her colleagues, her students, and her community. After completing her B.A. in Literature/Writing at the University of California, San Diego, Jamelle stayed at UCSD to receive her M.Ed in Teaching and Learning and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She later received her second M.Ed in Educational Leadership from […]

Jami Saville

Jami Saville is a Southern California native who was born and raised in Hermosa Beach. Raised by two Deaf parents, Jami learned how to sign before she could speak! She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Education. A beach girl at heart, she returned to California to get her teaching […]

Elena Gutierrez

Hola todos! My name is Elena Gutierrez and I am overjoyed to be a part of the HTeM learning community. I grew up in South Bay San Diego and I identify as a Mexican/Chicanx cisgender woman who understands my social positionality and the work that I must continue doing to dismantle racist, monocultural, monolingual, heteronormative […]

Dana Gaertner

Hello! My name is Ms. Dana, and I’m excited for another fun year of teaching and learning together. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin Stout, and gradually made my way west, teaching and learning in large urban school districts in both Minnesota and Colorado. I […]