Shira Feifer

Shira is a fourth-grade teacher at High Tech High Elementary Explorer in San Diego, California and an editor for Unboxed.

Samantha Lee

It is my second year on the fourth grade team at HTeCV and I am so excited to learn and grow together this year! I am inspired by the curiosity, bravery, and kindness students bring with them to school each day. I believe that children care deeply about making a difference in their community and […]

Michelle Jaconette

Michelle grew up in Santa Barbara, California and came to San Diego to attend UCSD. As an undergrad, Michelle worked as a photographer for the UCSD Guardian, and a writing mentor at the UCSD Writing Center. After graduating with a BA in Literature/Writing, Michelle joined the High Tech community as an Academic Coach at High […]

Claire Gresham

Claire is so excited to teach 4th grade this school year at HTeNC! Claire was born and raised in San Diego and is a huge Padres fan. She got her Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Credential from California State University San Marcos. Her family consists of many teachers across all grade levels and subjects. Her biggest […]

Charlotte Askem Smith

Charlotte was born and raised in London, United Kingdom. She earned her BA in Primary Education and Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Roehampton. After graduating, Charlotte taught Fourth-Grade at Queen’s Gate School located in South West London. Charlotte and her husband, David, moved to San Francisco, where Charlotte taught middle school Math, Language […]

Amanda Borow

Hello! My name is Amanda Borow and I am excited to be continuing with the 4th grade team at HTeCV. I love working with 4th grade students at HTeCV and look forward to making connections with my future fourth grade students and their families. I believe that education can empower students to critically engage with […]