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 […]

Tom Gaines

People ask me why I choose to teach. I tell them that somewhere in the concrete communities of southeast L.A., in the fearful face of a new immigrant on adult school’s opening night, and in the triumphs of a high school senior’s college acceptance letter, teaching chose me. In the challenge of leading fifty upper-division […]

Tiffany Arnaldo

Don’t ask Tiffany where she’s from unless you have time to chat! She grew up an Air Force “brat”, moving every 3-4 years. Tiffany spent the majority of her formative years overseas (Bonn, Germany & Brunssum, Netherlands). Tiffany graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 and spent 12 years active duty, first as […]

Sophia Oller

Sophie is a chemistry teacher at High Tech High International. She graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry as well as minors in French, Theatre, and Education. She’s taught in the San Diego area since 2011 and received her teaching credential and Master of Education from UCSD. Sophie’s love of exploration has […]

Oscar Carrion

My name is Oscar Fabian Carrion and I am a Chula Vista native. After graduating from Coronado High School in 2009 I received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. I have taught 12th, 9th, and 11th grade humanities (in that order) while earning my teaching credential from the […]

Michael Chin

Michael Chin graduated from UCSD with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Secondary Science Education. In his senior year of undergrad, he was introduced to the High Tech High Schools through student teaching 10th grade Chemistry at High Tech High International. The following year, he continued on site as the 12th grade Academic […]

Michael Cho

“When you’re exhausted, weak, and tired and everyone around you looks just as bad as you or even worse – that’s the perfect time for you to make a statement. You let everyone around you know that when their life ends, that’s when yours begins.” -David Goggins

Matt Martin

I was at a loss as to what to write on my bio page… say I asked people closest to me for help. Here’s what I got… My Dad says… Matt’s dad says he has always like Matt’s sense of humor and intelligence. Seeing Matt grow up was like having his own Jeopardy contestant, except […]