Ricardo Borja

Ricardo Borja was born and raised in East Los Angeles. After high school, Ricardo moved to San Diego where he attended Grossmont College and San Diego State University. Ricardo was fascinated by social group interactions, which led to a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minor in Anthropology. After college, Ricardo joined the High Tech High […]

Pedro LopezCruz

Pedro Lopez is passionate about Kindergarten. He earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon and has been the field of education since 2007. He is a highly motivated educator who promotes inclusion and provides authentic learning experiences for all. Pedro believes that all children have the potential to learn, […]

Michelina Miedema

Michelina is a Clairemont local and a High Tech High Alum! She attended SDSU and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Television, Film and New Media. After graduation, she worked in the film department at SDSU teaching set design to undergrads. This experience led her to pursue her multiple subjects K-8 teaching credential through the HTH […]

Layla Baily

Hello fantastic HTeCV families! My name is Layla Baily and I will be teaching kindergarten this school year. Last year I was on campus as an Apprentice Teacher in both kindergarten and fourth grade, and I am thrilled to be returning for my second year at HTeCV. Before my time at High Tech, I taught […]

Jeanine Blum

Hi Friends! My name is Ms. Jeanine and I was born and raised right here in lovely San Diego! I attend the University of California, San Diego where I earned a B.S. in Biology. After college, my desire to travel took me abroad to teach English in Thailand. That experience helped solidify my decision to […]

Elena Gutierrez

Hola todos! My name is Elena Gutierrez and I am overjoyed to be a part of the HTeM learning community. I grew up in South Bay San Diego and I identify as a Mexican/Chicanx cisgender woman who understands my social positionality and the work that I must continue doing to dismantle racist, monocultural, monolingual, heteronormative […]