William Earley

Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Will is excited to be continuing his career in education here at High Tech High Mesa. Majoring in Secondary Mathematics Education with minors in Hispanic Studies and Mathematics at The University of Minnesota-Duluth, Will is happy to be escaping the harsh Minnesota winter here in beautiful San Diego. Traveling is a […]

William Ferrel

Hi all! I was born and raised in Southbay San Diego and am very excited to be back with High Tech High Chula Vista after student teaching here as part of the HTH Teacher Apprentice Program. Prior to working at the High School level, I was an Academic Coach at High Tech Middle Chula Vista […]

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 […]

Taya Chase

Taya Chase grew up among the redwood trees in Humboldt County, northern California. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Art from San Diego State University in 2011. She worked in the San Diego Superior Courts for several years before pursuing her Teaching Credential in Mathematics from SDSU. Taya […]

Ted Cuevas

If you are reading this, I hope that I get the chance to meet you. I never know what to put in a bio of a couple of paragraphs, I would much rather have tea/coffee and swap stories! I have been with HTH Chula Vista since the beginning and love working in the community of […]

Suzanne Erlagen

I am so thrilled to be teaching Spanish at HTHI! I hope to inspire students to travel the world, to be confident communicators and to engage them in learning about the world’s great many diverse cultures. I grew up in Lake Havasu City, AZ, and my heritage is Argentinean. Although I am Latina, I did […]

Samantha Carrick

Sam is an educator, scholar, writer, and semi-proud Inland Empire dirt person. She loves learning about native plants, meeting new animal friends, and crafting- though her handiwork wouldn’t win any awards. Talk to her about old movies, celebrity gossip, and weird trivia, and you’ll be friends for life. She has her BA in English from […]

Mary Lou Paredes

Mary Lou graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, she lived in New York City, London (study abroad), Hong Kong and San Francisco before settling down in sunny San Diego. After spending one summer teaching English in Guanajuato, […]

Marcus Artates

When I was a child all I wanted to do was build things with Legos and get lost in the imaginary worlds I experienced in tv, movies and video games. I have always had an interest in airplanes, spaceships and rockets and at one point dreamed of being an astronaut. I took those passions and […]