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 […]

Vincent Phathanak

When Vince started his tech journey, his dad would bring home computer towers for them both to build. That was about all it took for him to explore the realms of tech from computers to video games to even robotics and photography. When the time came for Vince to choose a high school it was […]

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.

Marco Aquinde

Raised in San Diego, Marco is so grateful to be returning to the High Tech Middle Chula Vista campus as an 7th-Grade Math/ Science Teacher. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. While at UCLA, Marco served as a Resident […]