Paola Capo-Garcia

Paola Capó-García is an educator and poet from San Juan, PR. She is the author of CLAP FOR ME THAT’S NOT ME (Rescue Press, 2018), selected by D.A. Powell as the winner of Rescue Press’ 2017 Black Box Poetry Prize. She earned a BS in Magazine Journalism from Syracuse University, an MA in English from […]

Tony Thomas

Hailed from the Keystone State, Pennsylvania, where I grew until my early twenties. Then started my journey west to start college, at the University of Montana, in Missoula. Earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, from Montana State University, in Bozeman. Along the way I studied ceramics in Missoula as well. That is where I […]

Trisha Ibarra

Trisha Oralie Martin Ibarra was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She spent the last eight years working as teaching artist in Chicago, IL and is excited to join the HTHMA community. Earning an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BA from San Diego State University, she was destined to make her way […]

Tianna Lopez

Tianna was born and raised in San Diego.She has a background in nursing and over a decade of Site Manager experience. Before moving to Seattle, Washington in 2015 to serve as founding operations manager for one of Seattle’s first Charter High Schools, she was HTMMA’s site manager and dance teacher for eight years.After supporting A […]

Timothy Ro

I am excited to be returning to HTHMA for my second year of teaching. I am originally from Garden Grove, where I was born and raised in the recently dubbed “Orange County Koreatown,” or what I personally elect to call it, “The Boulevard of the Korean American Dream.” From there, I attended the University of […]

Steve Kirchberg

Hi, I’m Steve. I have been with the HTH schools since 2015 and have worked as an academic coach, Spanish teacher and now as an Ed Specialist. I am from San Diego and attended SDSU where I studied Spanish and psychology. In education some things that are most important to me are: elevating student voices, […]

Philip Estrada

I’ve been at High Tech High since fall 2016. After having a great experience volunteering as a math and science tutor I began pursuing a credential and eventually became a Physics and Engineering teacher at HTHMA where I get to use all sorts of great tools and make interesting things. Outside of school, I like […]

Lauryn Stephenson

I am a San Diego native who enjoys traveling to new places, reading (especially Science Fiction), watching scary movies, cooking (and eating!), doing yoga, backpacking, and running. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and my Master’s degree in Teaching and Education from the High Tech […]