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.

Marco Aquinde

Marco came to High Tech Middle Chula Vista in 2018 and currently holds the position of 7th Grade Math/ Science Teacher. Prior to joining HTMCV, he served as a Resident Mentor in the first annual My Journey to College Grade 9 Summer Scholars Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also taught […]

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 […]